Buhari suspends SGF and DG, NIA over financial allegations

Posted on Apr 19 2017 - 1:45pm by admin

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due course of made towards the Secretary to the government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, within the award of contracts beneath the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

This used to be contained in a statement with the aid of the different adviser to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADDRESS THE STAFFER OF THE STATE HOUSE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA, PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE./STATE HOUSE JUNE 22 2016.

The President has additionally directed the suspension of the SGF from place of work pending the end result of the investigations.

In a related development, the President has ordered a full scale investigation into the discovery of large quantities of foreign and native currencies through the commercial and financial Crimes commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the nationwide Intelligence company (NIA) has made a declare.

The investigation can also be to investigate into the instances through which the NIA got here into possession of the dollars, how and through whose or which authority the funds were made available to the NIA, and to determine whether or now not there has been a breach of the regulation or security process in acquiring custody and use of the money.

The President has additionally directed the suspension of the Director common of the NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke, pending the outcome of the investigation.

a three-man Committee comprising the Hon. lawyer-normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and the national safety Adviser, headed by the vice president, is to conduct each investigations.

The Committee is to publish its report back to the President inside 14 days.

the most senior permanent Secretary within the SGF’s place of work, and the most senior officer in the NIA, are to behave, respectively, all through the duration of investigation.

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