President Muhammadu Buhari has done the administrative work of terminating the appointments of former Secretary to the Government of the federation, Babachir Lawal and the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke. The task of prosecuting the duo for corruption allegations is left to the various investigating agencies, the Presidency has said.
In a statement after the sack of Lawal and Oke, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garbage Shehu said “The President has taken the administrative action. All other actions will be taken by relevant government agencies.”
According to him, the position of the President is that “investigation agencies which have already commenced the investigation of the two officers removed from office will go on with their work of investigation without any interference or hindrance.”
He added that the coast is clear for investigations to be carried out on the activities of the duo.
“Based on his wish and desire for a strict observance of the law, the President expects the EFCC, ICPC and such agencies to proceed with ongoing investigations. When and where they have reasonable grounds to charge former or serving officers to court under our laws, they do not require the permission of the President to do so.”