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Published: Wed, November 01, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

New SGF, Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal's first cousin

New SGF, Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal's first cousin

He added that beyond the former SGF Lawal and the dismissed Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, other indicted government officials must be dealt with including misfit appointees. Boss Mustapha as the new SGF.

Oke in April this year after they were accused of corruption.

He regretted that some public officials were consistently using protesters against the lawmakers as a result of their resolve to fight corruption.

Nigeria's cabinet will be expanded to bring in "more people and fresh ideas, for the ultimate benefit of the people of Nigeria", President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday.

In addition, they called on the President to ensure that the matter of Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, former acting Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, is not swept under the carpet as it had earlier been done. I want to commend the government for doing what is right.

Trouble started for Lawal last December, when Senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in North East indicted him for bribery and breach of law in the procurement exercise at the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE).

"The position of the President, therefore, 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".

Mr Boss Mustapha has been appointed as the new SGF to replace Lawal. "We must continue to keep the flag flying".

"I am proud of this senate: We have other investigations that are pending, the committees in chrge of these investigations should finalise their investigations soon so that at the end of the day we shall be vindicated", he said.

He reminded his colleagues that the issues that led to the sack of Lawal emanated from the Senate when the upper chamber, after investigation, returned a verdict of guilt on the former SGF.

"It is important for Nigerians to realise that it gives them no good to spread falsehood to demean the institution of the National Assembly".

But the committee found that all the contracts were "awarded under the principle of emergency procurement stipulated in section 43 (i) and (ii) but absolute disregard for sub-section (iii) of the same section 43 of the Public Procurement Act".

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