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Addressing Senators As ‘Distinguished’, A Horrible Bastardization, Gross Abuse Of The Word – Sagay

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The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Itse Sagay, SAN, has once again lashed the Nigerian Senate, in the continued faceoff between the upper chamber and the professor of law.

Sagay, in a fresh statement said the word ‘Distinguished’ has been abused and bastardized as it is being attached to the names of senators.

Recall that Sagay recently accused the senators of milking the nation’s meagre resources by receiving fat salaries and allowances.

The Senate, in reaction to Sagay’s comments, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call him to order.

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Speaking at the Hallmarks of Labour Foundation Re-union in Lagos, Sagay said, “Our current ruling class, particularly the Senate has no value, no honour, no vision, no integrity, no compassion for the sufferings of fellow Nigerians. The attachment of ‘Distinguished’ to their name is a horrible bastardization and gross abuse of that term. Now, I reject it with contempt when anyone addresses me with that unfortunate term.”

He also called for total restructuring of the country, saying that it was a known fact that some governors spent more time in Abuja than in their respective states.

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“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. It is inconceivable for any state to grow with this type of structure that puts state on welfare benefits,” he lamented.