Senate postpones SGF, Lawal’s probe

The Shehu Sani-led Senate ad-hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in the north-east has postponed the second investigative hearing on the mounting humanitarian crisis in the North-East.

The hearing was earlier slated for today, Thursday.

According to the clerk to the ad-hoc committee, Lawal Bagaudu, who broke the news to the media in Abuja, the decision to postpone the hearing followed the refusal of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and his company, Rholavision Ltd, to appear before the committee, citing legal reasons and bereavement respectively.

He said: “The hearing has been postponed to a later date because the MD of Rholavision company must attend.”

Bagaudu further disclosed that no new date had been fixed.

Meanwhile, Rholavision had earlier said its managing director had not been reachable since he travelled to the village over the death of a relation.

Lawal and Rholavision were summoned to the investigative hearing to clear thieir names over alleged self-award of ‘grass-cutting’ contracts to the tune of N108 million without due process.

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