Arms Deal Probe , A Test For Nigerian Senate – Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki today said the on-going investigation into the arms deal in the Office of the National Security Adviser has called to question whether the Senate is effective in the performance of its oversight functions.

Saraki in his remark during the plenary session in the legislative chamber on a motion titled “Abandonment of Projects : A Menace to Development in Nigeria” sponsored by Senator Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi North) said if the Senate Committees on National Security and Intelligence as well as the one on Defence had performed their constitutional roles in monitoring and investigating how funds allocated to that sensitive area had been utilised, the nation will not be witnessing the mind-boggling stories that are coming out.

He further charged Committees of the upper chamber to take their duties more seriously to prevent the high rate of abandoned projects and fraudulent tendencies of government officials.



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