Monday, October 30, 2017

Finally Buhari sacks Babachi, Ayo Oke, names Boss Mustapha new SGF

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the elsewhile embattled Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr.  Babachir David Lawal and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, over corruption allegations, naming Mr. Boss Mustapha to replace Babachir, reports ITRealms.

Special Adviser to the President, (Media and Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, confirmed this to ITRealms in a press statement, saying that Buhari named Mr. Boss Mustapha new SGF after  studying 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.

According to him, Buhari accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of Mr Lawal.

ITRealms reports that Mr Mustapha appointment takes immediate effect.

Also, he revealed to ITRealms that Buhari 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.

ITRealms  gathered that before Mustapha, born in Adamawa State, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Inland Waterways Authority.

Mustapha attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong, Adamawa State and North East College of Arts and Sciences Maiduguri, Borno State. He completed his Secondary School Education in 1976 with WASC and HSC certificates.

He obtained his Law degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and was called to bar in 1980.

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