President Muhammadu Buhari already selected down some candidates to replace the suspended Secretary to the Government of The Federation, Mr. Babachir David Lawan and the Director General Nigerian Intelligence Agency, NIA, Mr. Ayo Oke.
As for NIA, the suspended DG will soon be 60 and his tenure will end in November. Technically, he is expected to proceed on pre-retirement leave from August.
Meanwhile, Dr. Habibat Lawal from Bauchi State and Amb. Arab Yadam from Plateau State have assumed the positions of the acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the acting Director General, Nigeria Intelligence Agency, NIA respectively in accordance with President Buhari’s directive.
Barely 24 hours after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal was suspended, Governor Jibrila Bindo of Adamawa has visited the Presidential Villa.
Bindo was sighted inside the Villa but it was not clear whether he met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo or the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba kyari.
Speculations were however rife that the governor’s visit was not unconnected with the suspension of the SGF who hails from his State.
Similarly, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu was also seen coming out from the office of the Vice President.
The believe was that he was invited for questions by the committee set up yesterday by the President headed by Osinbajo to investigate suspended SGF and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke.
But when Vanguard asked him of his mission to the Villa, the EFCC boss said he attended Assets Recovery Committee meeting.
Earlier, Osinbajo had met with the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Abubkar, the Director-General of the Department of State Security, DSS, Lawal Daura, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the National Secretary Adviser, the acting SGF, Dr. Habibat Lawan and the acting DG, NIA, Ambassador Arab Yadam amongst others.
It was believed that they were for the investigation into the allegations of corruption against Lawal and Oke