President Buhari Sacks Babachir Lawal, NIA DG, Appoints New SGF

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Babachir Lawal

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

In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari approved the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new SGF.

“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 statement read.

“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.”

The new SGF, Mustapha, is a lawyer, management consultant, politician, businessman and former Managing Director/CEO of the National inland waterways Authority (NIWA).

Born in Adamawa and attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong Adamawa and North East College of Arts and Sciences Maiduguri Borno state, crowning it with WASC and HSC in 1976.

He earned his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and was called to bar in 1980.

 

 

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