Senate goes rowdy over FG’s social intervention programme

The Senate Plenary was thrown into rowdiness when the minority leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi allegedly questioned why the form of social intervention programme of the federal government would bear on it ‘I stand with Buhari’, and why would the federal government demand for the Permanent Voter Card of the beneficiaries.

In a series of tweets by the official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Biodun Olujimi was reported citing an Orders 42 & 52 and brings an urgent matter of the politicization of the federal government’s Social Intervention Fund (SIF).

He said: “The funds have been used for political reasons. I have one such forms where your BVN number, PVC number, gender and account details must be written.

”I urge that an Ad-hoc committee be set up to look into this issue.”

The Senate following the observation raised by the Senator, concluded to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the matter and the ad-hoc committee would also investigate the implementation of SURE-P as well.

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