The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari on the sacking of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal.
Mr Lawal had been accused and indicted of corruption by a presidential probe panel.
A probe into the alleged mismanagement of funds under the Presidential Initiative on the North East by the Senate had also indicted Lawal.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in his remarks on a point of order raised by the Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, at the plenary on Tuesday, hailed Buhari for “doing the right thing on this matter.”
Mr. Na’Allah recalled that the Senate initiated the probe that led to Lawal’s indictment and removal and said the lawmakers were also responsible for the sacking of ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, who was recently secretly reinstated through the back door into Federal Government service by the Buhari administration.
After months of foot-dragging President Buhari on Monday summoned courage and sacked the embattled Lawal.