Grass-Cutting Scandal: I will appear on new date, SGF Babachir tells Senate

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal, on Thursday, recanted his initial reason explaining why he cannot appear before the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East.

On Wednesday, Lawal had explained that he would not appear before the Senator Shehu Sani, APC, Kaduna Central led ad-hoc Committee because he had gone to court to challenge the invitation.

But on Thursday, Lawal sent a letter to the Senate not to expect him because he had a pressing government engagement.

Lawal, further appealed for a rescheduled date in his letter to enable him appear before the apex chamber.

This is contained in a letter dated 23rd , March, 2017 and addressed to the Chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee and titled, “Re: Invitation for Public Hearing”.

The SGF said, “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.”

“kindly request a rescheduling of the hearing, please.

“Please, accept my highest regards. ”

David Babachir Lawal, had on Wednesday said he had gone to court to challenge the invitation.

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