The Chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, Senator Shehu Sani, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) headed by Prof Itse Sagay for incompetence.
Shehu Sani told journalists on Thursday in Abuja that the president does not need a forum of advisers on anti-corruption to effectively fight menace in the country.
He said that the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, was a clear indication that the Sagay Committee which once defended the SGF, was incompetent.
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari should as a matter of urgency dissolve his Presidential Advisory Council on Corruption. It is a moribund and irrelevant assemblage.
“A Presidential Advisory Committee headed by a man who defended the SGF is without honour.
“Prof Sagay attacked me for my report on PINE, now that the President has taken steps in the direction of the committee report; I hope the Prof will muster the courage to also attack the President.
“The advisory committee was looking for corruption in Sokoto while it’s there in shokoto. It is sad that most of the mercenary forces hired to rubbish the integrity of the Senate committee and defend those indicted have suddenly lost their voice.”
The lawmaker lamented that the humanitarian situation in the North East was made an industry where government officials and even NGOs profit from the suffering and the hardships of millions of victims.
He further regretted that while some people saw the millions of orphans and widows produced by the crisis as victims, others saw them as cash cows.
It could be recalled that Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina who announced the suspension in a statement on Wednesday, said Buhari also ordered an investigation into allegations of violations of law and due process against the SGF.