Monday, October 30, 2017

Buhari sacks Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke, appoints new SGF



President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the suspended secretary to the government of the federation Babachir Lawal and the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.

Lawal was replaced by Mr Boss Gida Mustapha, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina said in a statement.

Until his appointment as SGF, Mustapha was the Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).

Adesina did not state if anyone has been appointed to replace Oke.

Both men were suspended in April for their alleged complicit in separate corrupt practices.

Below is Adesina’s full statement:

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 (NIA), 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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