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Buhari begins search for new SGF, Ogbeh tipped to replace him

21 December 2016, 13:34

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has begun search for a new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Daily Post reports.

This follows the indictment of the incumbent, Babachir David Lawal by the Senate.

A report by the Senate ad-hoc committee on mounting humanitarian crisis in the North east headed by Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) fingered the SGF in a N2.5billion fraud at PINE.

Following Babachir’s indictment by the panel, the Senate resolved that he should resign and face prosecution for alleged fraud.

The Senate also said it would provide evidence against Babachir to President Buhari.

A presidency source had disclosed that those on the radar to replace the SGF are Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, and some senior serving and retired federal civil servants.

The source recalled that Ogbeh was initially one of those penciled down for the SGF job before powerful forces urged the president to settle for Lawal.

News24 previously reported that following the allegation of corruption levelled against Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to probe all top government officials accused of corruption.

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