The Chairman of Senate Adhoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, Senator Shehu Sani, on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).
Sani, who spoke to journalists in Abuja following the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, said President Buhari did not need a forum of advisers on corruption to effectively fight corruption.
The Kaduna Central lawmaker noted that the suspension of Lawal is a clear indication that PACAC, which once defended the suspended SGF, is not competent to work in its capacity.
Sani 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.
“Professor Itse Sagay attacked me for my report on Presidential Initiative on North East (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 is 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.’’
Sani, who is also Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, described as reprehensible “the fact 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 lamented that while some people saw the millions of orphans and widows produced by the North East crisis as victims, others saw them as cash cows.