President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sacked Babachir Lawal, as Secretary towards the Government of the Federation (SGF).
He’s been substituted with Boss Mohammed.
It was found in an announcement delivered to DAILY POST, by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed through the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, which investigated allegations from the suspended Secretary towards the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir David Lawal, and also the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke.
“The President recognized the recommendations of the panel to terminate the appointment of Mr Lawal, and it has hired Mr Boss Mustapha because the new Secretary towards the Government of the Federation. The appointment takes immediate effect.
“President Buhari also approved the recommendations to terminate the appointment of Ambassador Oke, and it has further approved the establishing of a 3-member panel to, amongst other things, look into the operational, technical and administrative structure of the company making appropriate recommendations.”
Others people of the analysis panel were: the nation’s Security Advisor, General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and also the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Babachir and Oke on April 19.
The panel investigated allegations of violations of law and due process made against Lawal within the award of contracts underneath the Presidential Initiative around the North East (PINE), although it probed Oke around the discovery of huge cash through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, inside a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, that NIA laid claim.
A Senate Committee on Humanitarian Crisis within the North-East, which in fact had earlier found the suspended former SGF culpable of alleged complicity inside a N200million grass-cutting contract to obvious “invasive plant species” in Yobe State, had required his resignation and prosecution.