President Buhari sacks Babachir Lawal & Ayo Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal.

The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina confirmed this new development in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

Adesina said Buhari approved the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new SGF.

Adesina said the president also approved the termination of the appointment of the suspended Director-General National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke.

The statement read:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, 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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