BREAKING: Buhari sacks Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Babachir Lawal and Ayo Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke.

In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari approved their dismissal after going through the report on their abuse of office.

“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,” Adesina said.

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“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.

It would be recalled that on 19 April, President Buhari suspended the director-general of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke and the Secretary to the Federal Government, Engineer Babachir David Lawal.

Both men were mired in some controversies and the President had ordered full scale investigations into their cases.

Babachir Lawal was indicted by a Senate Committee probing the disbursement of funds meant for the Internally Displaced Persons camps.

The Committee alleged that Lawal awarded a N200m contract to a company linked with him to cut grass at an IDP camp.

Meanwhile, Ayo Oke was linked recently with the shocking discovery of $43.45million in a private apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

He claimed the money belonged to his agency and was approved by the former president Goodluck Jonathan for some covert operation.

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