15 September 2017
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay has said senators should not be addressed as “distinguished” because they have no honour.
Sagay who revealed this while speaking in Lagos on Thursday said the senators have no compassion for ordinary Nigerians, adding that they have no vision or integrity.
“Our current ruling class, particularly the senators has no value, no honour, no vision, no integrity, no compassion for the sufferings of fellow Nigerians.
“The attachment of ‘distinguished’ to their names is a horrible bastardisation and gross abuse of that term. Now, I reject it with contempt when anyone addresses me with that unfortunate term,” he said.
He also expressed support for the calls for restructuring the country.
“It is inconceivable for any state to grow with this type of structure that puts states on welfare benefits”.
“It is a known fact that some governors spend more time in Abuja than in their respective states and at the end of every month, the 36 honourable commissioners of all the states of the federation will assemble in a classroom at Abuja presided over by the federal minister of finance to share money in the Federation Account based on a formula no one really understands,” he said.
“This money comes from three major sources, oil money from Niger Delta, duty collection and VAT from Lagos state. After sharing, the commissioners will head back to their respective governors for allocation sharing based on what they consider priorities and wait for the next monthly allocation,” he added.
Sagay also said that most of the problems of the north were inflicted upon it by its leaders.
“All the local government areas receive federal allocation and with 419 LGAs in northern part as against 355 in southern part and 19 northern states as against 17 southern states, the bulk of national fund goes to the north. So why is there more poverty in the north than South?” he asked.
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