Corruption: Buhari Bows To Public Pressure, Sacks Suspended SGF, Lawal And NIA boss, Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally bowed to public pressure and sacked the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal alongside the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.

This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The two men had been accused of corruption.

Mr. Adesina said Buhari has replaced Lawal with Boss Mustapha.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir David Lawal, and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.

“The President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of Mr. Lawal, and has appointed Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The appointment takes immediate effect.”

“President Buhari also approved the recommendation to terminate the appointment of Ambassador Oke, and has further approved the setting up of a three-member panel to, among other things, look into the operational, technical and administrative structure of the Agency and make appropriate recommendations.”

 

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