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Buhari today appoints Boss Mustapha as the new SGF, terminates Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke

President Muhammad Buhari has formally sacked suspended Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal. M. Lawal will be replaced by Boss Mustapha who until his appointment was the Director General of the Nigeria inland Waterways. The new SGF hails from Adamawa state.
Read the press statement after the cut.

President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir David Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke.

The President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of Mr Lawal, and has appointed Mr Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The appointment takes immediate effect.

President Buhari also approved the recommendation to terminate the appointment of Ambassador Oke, and has further approved the setting up of a three-member panel to, among other things, look into the operational, technical and administrative structure of the Agency and make appropriate recommendations.

Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
October 30, 2017