The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the sacking of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, proves the party’s aversion for corruption.
This was according to APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, who said this in a statement on Monday.
Bolaji hoped that the SGF’s sack will instill President Buhari’s trust in the hearts of Nigerians.
“Few days ago when the president directed the dismissal of Abdulrasheed Maina, some people say that is right, but what about the suspended SGF.
“But the President, by 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.
“We have been vindicated and it shows that the president has not in any way waiver in his commitment not to tolerate corruption at any level no matter who is involved,” he stated.
On his part, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, Itse Sagay, said Babachir’s sack was rather belated.
“I think there has been a consensus on this and that was overdue, there has been too much delay.
“Although I will like to put a caveat that government usually has a lot more information than the rest of us as the delay might have been discretionary due to the information they had.
“I was patient and I definitely endorse the final decision that has been taken,” Sagay said.
Sacked alongside SGF Babachir was the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke.
Presidential Buhari had since replaced the ousted SGF with Mr. Boss Mustapha, who was the Director-General of the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).