- Senator Olujimi has said President Buhari had lost his authority over the current administration
- The Ekiti state senator said this in reaction to the face-off between Nigeria’s security agencies
- Her statement threw the upper chamber into a rowdy session as she cautioned by the leader of the Senate
Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP-Ekiti ) has blamed the face-off between Nigeria’s security agencies on President Muhammadu Buhari’s “lack of control” over his government.
NAIJ.com gathered that Mrs. Olujimi said this in response to a motion raised by Dino Melaye, Kogi-APC, adding that President Buhari had lost his authority as ‘nobody’ was in charge of the current administration.
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She said: “Right now, we have a situation whereby nobody is in charge of anything and we cannot honestly blame anyone for what is happening. The truth is that you cannot go to the house of a security agent, a man who had kept the secrets of Nigeria for so long, and just try to arrest him like chicken.
“Mr. President, there has to be someone that we can hold responsible when two brothers are fighting. The person that is supposed to be held responsible has not done anything, is not doing his work.
“This is the first time we’ll see gross irresponsibility in government whereby there is no arbiter. No one to come in between two agencies that belong to only one person. The two agencies report to one person, the presidency and now we find them fighting on the pages of the newspapers, it’s a shame. We are calling on the President, he has to sit up, he should be up and doing. Call these people to order.”
“Mr. President, you will remember that we rejected Mr. Magu as Chairman of EFCC and up till today nothing has been said about it. The Senate is divided. Nobody has come out to say we need to resolve the issue.
“After all, there are 170 million Nigerians, all of a sudden, we are saying only one person can do this job. Mr. President, something has to be done, the presidency has to be called to order. Nobody is in charge of this government. Nobody is in charge and somebody needs to be in charge.”
The senator's statement threw the upper chamber into a rowdy session as lawmaker on both the ruling and opposition raised their voices to defend their own.
However Mrs. Olujimi was cautioned by the leader of the Senate against making such statements, noting that President Buhari is in “full control of the government.
“The statement by our colleague is unacceptable. It’s not right, it is wrong,” leader of the Senate said.
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According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the Nigerian Senate has started investigation into a Tuesday, November 21 clash that occurred between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the State Security Service (SSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
The Senate lunched investigation into the issue on Wednesday, November 22, during plenary after Senator Dino Melaye raised an order on the matter.
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