A former attorney general in Nasarawa state, Barrister
Innocent Lagos, said President Muhammadu Buhari
took an unconstitutional decision with the bailout
funds the federal government gave the 36 states of the
federation last year.
Tribune gathered that the former Nasarawa state attorney
general revealed this on Wednesday, June 29 at Lafia, the
Nasarawa state capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari
Barrister Lagi based his point on the fact that the money
kept in the federal government’s purse, was not just for the
states, but the funds were for the three tiers of government,
which are federal, states and local governments.
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Furthermore, the former commissioner for justice stated
that the federal government could only distribute money
among the three arms of government without giving out
loans with interest, adding that the federal government is
not a financial institution like a bank. Therefore, it could not
take such an unconstitutional decision.
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The former number one Nasarawa state law officer bared
his mind on the anti-corruption crusade of the president. To
him, he described the anti-graft war as one-sided.
Lagi said if the campaign funds of the Peoples Democratic
Party(PDP) should be probed, similar thing should be
applicable to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
In addition, he questioned the decision to freeze Ekiti state
governor Ayodele Fayose’s account with merely a court
He added that, the governor still enjoys immunity and
therefore should be given the opportunity to complete his
term in office before investigation is carried out on him.
It seems some political officer holders are not comfortable
with President Buhari’s style of administration, as Ike
Ekweremadu, Nigeria’s embattled deputy Senate president,
has run to world leaders and international bodies asking
them to come rescue the country from an imminent