Muhammadu Buhari

SGF’s Suspension: Rep Commends Buhari

By Abiemwense Moru

Abuja –    A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Babatunde Kolawole (Ondo-APC), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir  Lawal.

Kolawole told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, that the action was long expected from the president.

“The SGF’s continued stay in office without reprimand in spite of the heavy allegations against him was a taint on the anti-corruption fight of this administration.

SGF, Babachir David Lawal

“It is a welcome development because we were all wondering what was going on concerning the allegation against the SGF.

“If you remember, he was alleged to have abused the Public Procurement Act in contract awarded by the Presidential Initiative on North-East (PINE).

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“He was also alleged to have awarded contracts to his family members as well as top government officials.

“Also, I think a committee in the Senate, which investigated the matter made some recommendations against him.

“Yet, there was a deafening silence from the presidency on the alleged corruption against him, making many Nigerians to conclude that the fight against corruption was selective.

“This suspension shows that this administration is ready to do the right thing no matter whose ox is gored. It is a commendable move,” he said.

On the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayo 0ke, the lawmaker also said that his suspension was a “plus for Nigeria as a whole’’.

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“Nigeria is now being seen in the international community as a country where anything goes. But, in this case, it shows that we are evolving and it’s not business as usual.

“The president has done the right thing by asking that the discovery of the huge amount be investigated thoroughly.

“It would have been a great embarrassment for the country if no drastic action was taken.

“It would have seemed as if the administration was involved and is trying to cover up. This will also serve as a deterrent to other corrupt-minded people,” he said.

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