Sen-elect Shehu Sani cautions Buhari on First Lady

Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 2 June 2015 | 3,051 times

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The All Progressives Congress Senator-elect for Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, yesterday cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against making the First Lady office very flamboyant, saying that it is wrong and unconstitutional.

The senator-elect who spoke in Kaduna, when the executives of the Federecion Internationale De Agbogadas (FIDA) Kaduna Branch paid him a courtesy visit, also cautioned Buhari against the business tycoons who led former President Goodluck Jonathan to economic misfortune.

“I want to advice our own party members who are in government at the executive level to be very much cautious about making the office of the First Lady flamboyant. This is because I am not aware whether the constitution of Nigeria recognized that the First Lady has an office and that she must be called Her Excellency. And it should therefore by very unconstitutional to allocate money to the office of the First Lady. It is very much wrong also for the office of the First Lady to be turned into a platform for celebrities and for all sorts of jamborees as it has always been. So, I think President Muhammadu Buhari should be very careful about that.

“I also want to warn the president to weary of the business tycoons who led former President Goodluck Jonathan to economic misfortune because now they swamping around the new president with promises of helping to resuscitate the Nigerian economy. President Buhari must set up an economic team that is made up of academics and economic experts and not businessmen and parasites in the corridors of powers whom have always used the opportunities in being in the economic team of government to formulate policies that will better their own businesses,” he said.

Sani also said that he, as a person coming from a civil society background, will resist any attempt by any government to make the poor people pay for the debt left behind by the out-gone administration, saying that he knew that there might be attempt to task the poor and make life unbearable for them life unbearable for them in order to generate revenues to carry out the activities of government.

In her remarks, the Chairperson of (FIDA) Kaduna Branch, Sidikat Bello Adegboye, said they will do all they can to defend the women against any form of injustices and protect their integrity.  

She added that they will pursue the domestication of all legislations and bills that takes care of the interests of women and the oppressed in the society

•Photo shows Sani

 


Source: News Express

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