President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday terminated the appointment of suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal and Ambassador Ayo Oke, Former Director General, Nigerian Intelligence Agency  (NIA)

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

According to Adesina’s statements, the sacking of the two government officials was based on the report of a three-man panel led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that investigated them.

Also, Adesina said Buhari has subsequently appointed Mr.Boss Mustapha as the new SGF.


The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir David Lawal, and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.

“The President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of Mr. Lawal, and has appointed Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The appointment takes immediate effect.”