NIA, SGF probe: Osinbajo panel submits report today

On the report of  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s panel investigating the suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has affirmed that the panel would submit its report today.

When asked about the progress of the panel after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, he 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, the NNPC GMD 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.”