The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal has said that he is honoured to be in the ‘cabal’ alleged to exist in president Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
The SGF made the statement while reacting to claims that the Presidency has been hijacked by a few individuals with selfish agenda, during an interview on Channels Television ‘Question Time.
According to him, it was wrong to label the President’s close associates as a ‘cabal’, and accuse them of hijacking the government.
He said: “If they say the cabinet of 37 ministers constitute the cabal, its OK because these are the key members of the cabinet. The President appointed them and they are the ones that advise the President on the decisions that he needs to make.
“Of course I am honoured to be in the ‘cabal’ in this Presidency (and) I have no apologies to make.
“If the President decides that he wants a Secretary to the Government (of the Federation) who is going to work with him, coordinate the activities of his government and give him advice, obviously, that man should be able to have unfettered access to the President.
“He is supposed to be able to give advice to the President because he is with the President on a daily basis in a manner that other might not have.”