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Babachir Lawal, Oke are still on suspension – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke are still on suspension.

Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.

“Regarding media inquiries on the progress of the report of the presidential investigative panel, Akande urged for patience, explaining that when the time comes, the outcome of the panel would be made manifestly public and Nigerians would be satisfied. He said the two suspended officials remain suspended,” the statement read.

Recall President Muhammadu Buhari, April 19, suspended the two public officials following a three-man panel set up the president to probe allegations of violations of law and due process made against Lawal in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East.

While Oke was also being investigated regarding the cash found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in an Osborne Towers apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos which the NIA claimed belonged to them.

The Acting President’s media assistant also said a report card on the Social Investment Programmes would be held on May 29 at the Presidential Villa as part of activities to commemorate this administration’s second anniversary.

Akande’s words: “Here at this national event, we shall be updating Nigerians on the progress so far attained, how we are addressing some challenges and how President Buhari’s Social Investment Programmes would be significantly expanded going forward.’’




Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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