The committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate financial impropriety against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke yesterday grilled the SGF.
Recall that on Monday, the committee cross – examined the NIA boss for more than eight hours.
Yesterday was the turn of the embattled SGF who arrived at the Presidential Villa around 1pm and spent about two hours with the committee.
LEADERSHIP recalls that President Buhari had 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.
LEADERSHIP recalls that on December 14 last year, the Senate has called for the resignation and prosecution of the SGF following alleged complicity in the diversion of North east humanitarian funds.
This followed the presentation of interim report of the Adhoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, by the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Shehu Sani in Abuja .
The call for Lawal’s resignation followed alleged contravention of the provisions of Public Procurement Act and the Federal Government Financial Rules and Regulations pertaining to award of contracts.
The Three-man Committee which is headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and the National Security Adviser and are expected to submit their report next week Wednesday .