The Presidency has replied Senator Ali Ndume following his call for the immediate disbandment of the federal government relief committee on Coronavirus headed by Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Farouq on grounds of fraud.
LIB reported earlier that the Borno lawmaker stated that the committee lacks the credibility to manage the huge resources at its disposal. He further averred that the President Buhari will be ”smearing what remains of his goodwill” if the committee is allowed to continue disbursing palliatives meant for the poorest of the poor Nigerians amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting to Senator Ali Ndume’s allegation, the Presidency expressed disappointment in seeing a politician call out unnamed individuals in the administration and accuse them of unnamed transgressions.
The Presidency in a statement released by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu, stated that no one replaces an institutional government body in the midst of the global pandemic without clear and irrefutable evidence that it needs replacing.
It also insisted that simply claiming that the COVID-19 Palliative Measures Committee is not functioning as it should, is not the same as presenting proof for such a claim.