- The report on the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke is ready
- The report may have been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari
- This was the submission of the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina
The report on the suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal and the DG of the NIA, Ayo Oke may have been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was the submission of the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adesina dropped the hint on Monday, April 8 while featuring on the Sunrise Daily programme of Channels Television.
A Senate ad-hoc committee chaired by Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna) had earlier found the SGF culpable of alleged complicity in a N200m grass-cutting contract to clear invasive plant species in Yobe state.
Oke is being investigated over claims made by the NIA to the $43.4million and other currencies stashed away in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Last week, the presidency had assured Nigerians that President Buhari would receive the report today, May 9.
President Buhari however left the shores of the country for London on Sunday, May 9 with no word on the panel's report.
Apparently not sure, Adesina said the submission of the report “might have come up” during the president's meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo before his departure.
“The vice president met with the president yesterday before he travelled. It is not unlikely that that (the submission of the report) may have come up,” Adesina said.
He also stated that given the reputation of the members of the panel, Nigerians should expect “what is fair and just” from the report.
Meanwhile, the Arewa Peace Coalition (APC) has accused President Buhari of double standards in his anti-corruption war.
APC says Lawal, should have been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), even as they condemned the Osinbajo panel for investigation set up by the president.
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