After months of Pressure from Nigerians that the Secretary to the government of the federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal and NIA DG, Mr. Ayo Oke be sacked, the Presidency yielded to the request of the people and Sacked Babachir Lawal and Ayo Oke yesterday

Making the announcement at the State House Abuja, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said President Buhari had chose to act on the recommendations of the Osinbajo panel.

Six months after suspending Babachir David Lawal as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and ordering his investigation, President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the suspended SGF and replaced him with Mustapha Boss.

“[Buhari] 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 [NIA] and make appropriate recommendations”, it added.

Earlier in the day President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr. Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Until his appointment, Mustapha was the Managing Director/CEO of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).

The panel investigated allegations against the hitherto suspended Lawal and Oke.

The president suspended Lawal on April 19 due to allegations of his complicity in the misappropriation of funds earmarked for the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE).

The dismissals come after months of mounting pressure on the president to fire both for separate corruption allegations.

In the case of the intelligence chief, he was said to be complicit in a discovery of over 30 million dollars in an apartment in the commercial capital, Lagos by the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The panel had been given 14 days to turn in its report. The panel headed by the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, included Abubakar Malami, attorney general and minister of justice and Babagana Munguno, national security adviser.

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