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Senate Hearing: SGF Babachir makes U-turn, asks for new date

*Jettisons matter in court?

By Sandra Onyekwere

Swivelling in his own barber’s chair, Engineer David Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) on Thursday, made a dramatic reversal of his earlier position, asking the Senate to reschedule its investigative hearing to enable him appear.

The SGF had on Wednesday written a letter dated 22nd March to the Senate to the effect that he would not be able to appear before the Ad-hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East because the matter is already in Court.‎

‎But, in another letter written to the committee, Mr. Lawal pleaded that the hearing be fixed for another date.

‎”I wish to kindly request that you draw the attention of the other members of the committee that I will not be able to appear before the committee primarily because of a pressing engagement of government which clashed with the date and time of the hearing.

“I kindly request a rescheduling of the hearing, please,” the letter asking for rescheduling reads.

 

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