President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to carry out an investigation into the allegations of corruption leveled against some top appointees of the President, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, and the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
The Senate on Thursday expressed anger and worry over the reaction of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, regarding the resolution of the upper legislative chamber that the SGF should be removed and prosecuted.
Secretary to the Government of Federation, Babachir Lawal, has denied the allegations of corruption leveled against him by members of the Senate on Wednesday.
The Senate has called for the suspension and prosecution of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, for alleged abuse of office and complicity in the award of contracts by the Presidential Initiative for the North East, PINE
Sally Mbanefo has been relieved of her duties as the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC.
The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, Ekpo Nta, has not been sacked by the federal government, contrary to media reports on Wednesday morning, the icirnigeria.org can authoritatively report.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, has said that the federal government may not fully implement the 2016 budget due to a sharp drop in revenue by over 60%.