Six months after suspension, Buhari sacks Babachir Lawal, Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb Ayodele Oke.

Background:

  • Buhari had suspended Lawal over alleged fraud in the North-East contracts.
  • The President also suspended NIA DG, Ayo Oke over claims on $43m found in an apartment in Ikoyi.
  • Buhari inaugurated a committee, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to investigate the allegations against them.
  • The committee had submitted its findings without much action taken by the Presidency.

What is happening:

The Presidency said Buhari has terminated the appointment of both Lawal and Oke.

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