Breaking: Rowdy session in Senate over FG’s social intervention programme

It was a very rowdy session on Wednesday at the Senate following an allegation raised by the Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi over the Social Intervention Programme of the Federal Government, which was introduced by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

The Minority Leader alleged that beneficiaries of the programme were being asked to provide details of their Permanent Voter Card in the application form, prompting an uproar from other members of the house.

Olujimi while presenting a copy of the form, further alleged that ‘I Stand with Buhari’ was written on the application form.

Before the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, who defended the Buhari-led administration and the programme could speak, the chamber had become noisy as the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party(APC) exchanged words across the divide.

The APC lawmakers also forced the Senate to resolve that the SURE-P policy of the immediate past ‎PDP government led by former President Goodluck Jonathan be probed.

…Details later.


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