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Monday, 22 May 2017

Babachir Lawal, Ayodele Oke Remain Suspended - Acting President Speaks on SGF and DG of NIA

The presidency on Sunday said that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and the Director General of the NIA, remain suspended from office. 
The special adviser on media and publicity to the acting president, Laolu Akande, on Sunday, said that the two top officials of the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration remain suspended from office.
Recall that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the NIA, Oke, were suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari pending the conclusion of investigations by a panel set up by the president.
The panel headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was to investigate allegations of contract fraud and bribery levelled against Mr. Lawal by the Senate as well as the about N13 billion found in an Ikoyi apartment by the anti-graft EFCC and claimed by the NIA.
The panel was yet to submit its report to Buhari before he went for medical treatment in the UK.
Professor Osinbajo, who is currently the acting president, on Sunday, asked Nigerians to be patient about the report.
He urged for patience explaining that “when time comes the outcome of the panel would be made manifestly public and Nigerians would be satisfied.”
He added that the two suspended officials remain suspended.

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