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BREAKING :- President Buhari Suspends Secretary General of Federation and DG of NIA.

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President Buhari Suspends Secretary General of Federation and DG of NIAPresident Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, 19th April 2017, ordered the immediate suspension of the director-general of Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke and the Secretary to the Federal Government, Engineer Babachir David Lawal, pending the outcome of investigations.

Below is an official press statement released by the presidential special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the outcome of the investigations.

In a related development, the President has ordered a full scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has made a claim.

The investigation is also to enquire into the circumstances in which the NIA came into possession of the funds, how and by whose or which authority the funds were made available to the NIA, and to establish whether or not there has been a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the funds.

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

A three-man Committee comprising the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and the National Security Adviser, headed by the Vice President, is to conduct both investigations.

The Committee is to submit its report to the Presidentwithin 14 days.

The most senior Permanent Secretary in the SGF’s office, and the most senior officer in the NIA, are to act, respectively, during the period of investigation.

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  1. Baba, we are solidly behind you. No room for looters. Oke and his wife stashed millions of our dollars in their aparment hoping to save for their generation unborn even if the masses die of hunger. Pmb please retrieve all our dollars

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