Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and Ayo Oke, the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, have been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The information was disclosed on Monday by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity
The disengagement of the two top government official was sequel to report submitted by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who headed the 3-man panel of investigation.
Consequently, President has appointed Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary General of the Federation.
“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,” Adesina said.
Adesina divulged that the decisions came after Buhari considered and accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate Lawal’s appointment, and has appointed Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“The appointment takes immediate effect,” Adesina noted.
He continues, “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.”
Mustapha from Adamawa State is a lawyer, management consultant, politician and businessman.
Buhari had in June 2016 appointed him the Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority.
The President had on April 19 suspended the two government officials and constituted a three-man committee led by Osinbajo, to investigate them.