New SGF is Babachir Lawal’s cousin; says Junaid Mohammed

A member of the House of Reps in the Second Republic, Dr. Junaid Muhammed, has revealed that the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is a first cousin to the sacked former SGF, Babachir Lawal.

There are strong insinuations that Babachir is very close to President Buhari...

“Before you begin to celebrate the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new SGF, do you know that he is in fact, Babachir Lawal’s first cousin? This is a continuation of the cronyism and nepotism the Buhari-led administration has become infamous for,” Muhammed told Punch on Monday.

But as Nigerians lament the failure of the President to direct further actions on the sacked officials, the APC has said Buhari’s sacking of the two officials couldn’t have come at a better time.

APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said, “Few days ago, when the President directed the dismissal of Abdulrasheed Maina, some people said that was right but what about the suspended SGF, BD Lawal? But we as a party said look, the President is the only person who has all the information. All of us can only have one side of the story or the other.

“But the President by the virtue of the position he occupies is the only one who has all the information and he would do what is necessary at the right time, now we have been vindicated and it shows that the President has not in any way waived his commitment not to tolerate corruption at any level no matter who is involved.”