Reps accuse Segun Awolowo of forging letter from SGF office, order him to stop action

The House of Reps yesterday alleged that the Executive Director of Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo forged a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in order to sack some staff of the agency.

The House had last year ordered the NEPC boss to stop any disciplinary action against the affected staff, who had petitioned the Green Chamber over alleged promotion scandal in the agency.

The lawmakers said he did not only disrespect their resolution but that he is currently in the process of sacking the affected staff, who were over 20 in number.

According to Daily Trust, a promotion scandal rocked the agency over the elevation of directors, deputy directors and assistant directors. Some staff accused Segun Awolowo of bias and “promotion of staff from his ethnic group,” especially those in the directorate cadre.

The House said findings by its members showed that he forged a letter from the SGF’s office, claiming it gave him directive to investigate the affected staff and sanction them.

The House has resolved to constitute an ad-hoc committee to investigate the matter and report back in two weeks for further action.