Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) David Babachir Lawal have been asked by the senate to resign immediately to face prosecution for alleged abuse of office, contract inflation and misappropriation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) funds.
This followed the consideration of the interim report of the ad-hoc committee presented by its Chairman, Senator Shehu Sani.
Senator Baba Kaka Garbai (Borno Central) said the SGF’s contradicted his oath of office, aadding that he should resign and be prosecuted .
Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) noted that if Lawal failed to resign, it would amount to a breach of the constitution.
Senate Leader Mohammed Ali Ndume drew the attention of the Senate to alleged misappropriation of about $417 million (N127 billion) from donor agencies.
Senators took turns to express disappointment over the management of funds meant for IDPs.
Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki,who recapped the contributions praised the committee for submitting its report on time.
He noted that the message from the Senate was that it could no longer be business as usual and insisted that the Senate should ensure that all those involved in the management of IDP funds must be seen to do the right thing.