- Professor Itse Sagay faulted the pace of the probe on SGF Babachir Lawal and DG of the NIA Ayodele Oke
- He said the actions have been too slow on the probe of these two
- Babachir was suspended following accusation by the Senate that he breached Nigeria’s law and code of conduct for public officers in the handling contracts awarded by the presidential initiative for the northeast (PINE)
- On the other hand, Oke got into trouble after the EFCC discovered a large amount of money in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos
The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay has condemned the pace at which President Buhari's administration is handling the probe of the Secretary to Federal Government (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke.
Sagay, said the actions of the report of the probe on the two has been 'much too slow'.
The PACAC chairman, who spoke on Sunday, during an interview on Channels TV urged the presidency to hasten action on the two to show the government commitment to fighting corruption.
He said: “I have no doubt in my mind that the present government is actually fighting corruption in accordance with its mandate and promises. There is no question about that.
“But on the specific issue of the suspended Secretary to the Federal Government and the Director of the NIA, I would agree that action has been much too slow and there should be immediate decision on this matter so that we can put it to rest and move on. I agree with that.”
Babachir was suspended sequel to accusation by the Senate that he breached Nigeria’s law and code of conduct for public officers in the handling contracts awarded by the presidential initiative for the northeast (PINE), an agency under him.
Oke on the other hand, got into trouble after the EFCC discovered a large amount of money in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos
Recall that a three-man committee set up by President Buhari to investigate both Oke and Babachir but the committee could not deliver it's report on time because President Buhari had to leave Nigeria for UK on medical leave on May.
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The report has however been submitted on August 23 and one month after the submission, President Buhari is yet to do anything about it.
The president has come under continuous criticism from friends and opposing party for dragging his feet over the probe result.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani has raised concerns over the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari to act on the report of the committee that investigated Babachir and Oke.
A source said the investigative committee recommended that Lawal be relieved of his position in the public interest.
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