Osinbajo’s panel grills suspended SGF


The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, was on Tuesday quizzed by the three-man panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The panel was set up to investigate allegations of violations of law and due process made against Lawal in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

It is also probing the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, over his link to the about N15 billion discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a residential apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Oke was grilled for over 10 hours by the panel on Monday.

The meeting between the panel and Lawal started at about 1:00 p.m. after Osinbajo received members of the Bangladesh military delegation at the State House, Abuja.

The SGF is still being quizzed by the panel at the time of filing this report.