- Minister of Justice says it is preemptive to discuss anything considering the investigating committee under the chairmanship of the vice president
- Maikanti Kacalla Baru said he briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the NNPC and its subsidiaries.
- Baru said he hinted the president on the relative stability in the nation’s oil and gas sector in recent time
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has affirmed that the investigative panel of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would submit its report today Wednesday, May 3.
Reports have it that the panel is constituted to probe allegations against the secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) David Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ayo Oke.
When asked about the progress of the panel after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday May 2, Malami said: “Well, you know the presidential committee that is investigating the NIA and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation is supposed to make submission by tomorrow.
“So, it is preemptive now to discuss anything considering the fact that the committee is under the chairmanship of the vice president who is supposed to brief the president in that respect and the schedule for the committee’s assignment has not elapsed.
“So, it will be preemptive to speak about the committee because the time fixed for the assignment has not elapsed and against the backdrop of the fact that it is the chairman of the committee that should brief the president.”
On his part, Maikanti Kacalla Baru, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, said he briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the corporation and its subsidiaries.
Baru said he briefed the president on the relative stability in the nation’s oil and gas sector in recent time as well as the fuel supply situation across the country.
The GMD said: “I briefed the president on the state of the NNPC and its subsidiaries and also on the situation of fuel supply, crude oil productions, gas production and by extension, ability to supply gas to the power sector.”
NAIJ.com recalls that Babachir Lawal was suspended following his indictment by the Senate committee on humanitarian crisis in the north-east for allegedly inflating contracts for the IDP camp in Yobe state.
Oke was suspended following the discovery of huge sums of money in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi which was linked to the NIA.
Watch this NAIJ.com video that shows vice president Yemi Osinbajo when he visited Lagos state for a ground breaking commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan railway line: