Sani said that investigations revealed that most public
office holders award contracts without due process, Daily Post reports.
You will recall that the Senate had earlier called for the resignation of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, over allegations that he misused funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
According to Sani, “Our preliminary investigation and report have shown to us and to the nation that public office holders who are close to the president simply use the opportunity to award contracts indiscriminately and in the process not being able to achieve the major aim of addressing the sufferings and hardship of which people in the Northeast are undergoing in the last few years.”
“The insurgency that has ravaged the Northeast has created thousands of orphans and widows and the most we can do for them is to commit resources and see to it that they return back to their lives, but we have not done that.”
The North-East was badly hit in the wake of attacks by members of the Boko Haram sect.