- Lawan has accused some ministers of advising President Muhammadu Buhari the wrong way
- The Senate president said this is the reason why some of their bills are being rejected by him
- Going further, he called out the health ministers for not appearing at a public hearing
In what will surprise many Nigerians, given the fact that they are all from the same ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), some ministers have been accused of giving wrong advice to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The allegation was raised the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
He claimed this is the main reason for the rejection of some National Assembly bills. He disclosed this at a public hearing.
The public hearing was organised by the Senate Committee on Health to deliberate on three bills.
Before declaring the session open, the Senate president asked if Dr Osagie Ehanire, and tDr Olorunmibe Mamora, or their representatives, were present at the event.
Lawan said these are the reasons where bills passed by the National Assembly were denied assent by Buhari.
In another report, Legit.ng had reported that the 9th Senate under the leadership of Senator Ahmad Lawan has introduced a total of 516 bills in the red chamber.
This was revealed by the special assistant to the Senate President on new media, Abubakar Usman, on Thursday, March 4.
Providing a breakdown of the bills via a thread on Twitter, Usman reeled out the numbers as follows:
Recall that the Nigerian Senate recently asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency across the country with immediate effect.
The demand was part of the Senate’s resolution on Wednesday, February 17 as a holistic response to the mounting security challenges across the country.
In another report, Lawan recently declared that drug barons in Nigeria provide terrorist groups like Boko Haram as well as bandits and kidnappers with arms and ammunitions to undertake criminal activities in the country.
Lawan made the comment on Thursday, March 4, when the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd), paid a visit to his office in Abuja.