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SGF Suspension: Who’s the presidency asked Babachir Lawal

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachi Lawal, has told reporters to ask the “presidency” why he was suspended, retorting ‘Who’s the presidency’ reports ITRealms.

Obviously reacting to his suspension after a closed door meeting with Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo at the state house, Mr. Lawal was caught on tape, Wednesday shortly after his suspension was announced.

However, correspondent informed him that his suspension was announced by the presidency, he retorted: “Who is the presidency?”

Detail transcription of that encounter is here:

Reporters: Your suspension has just been announced. How will you react to the development?

Lawal: Who announced it?

Reporters: The presidency

Lawal: Then ask them. Why are you asking me? Who is the presidency?

Reporters: Have you been informed of the suspension?

Lawal: By who? About what. What about you? Have you been informed?

Reporters: Yes sir.

Lawal: By who?

Reporters: By the Presidency sir.

Lawal: I have not seen it. I should have been given… I have not seen the press release so I cannot comment on it.

Reporters: It is currently trending online. Are you doubting the authenticity of the statement?

Lawal: I have not seen it.

Reporters: Tell us the outcome of your meeting with the vice-president.


Lawal: I am always here. I always meet the vice-president. I used to come here even before I was made SGF.

Uboshe Uboshe/GEE
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