• Yes, I’m part of Aso Rock cabal in Buhari’s government – SGF, Babachir Lawal (VIDEO)

    Yes, I’m part of Aso Rock cabal in Buhari’s government – SGF, Babachir Lawal (VIDEO)

    Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, says he is honoured to be a member of a cabal in the President Buhari-led government.

    He said this in an interview with Channels TV when he was asked to react to claims in some quarters that a cabal has hijacked the Buhari-led administration.

    “I am honoured to be a cabal in this presidency. I have no apologies to make.

    “If the President decides that he wants a secretary to the government who is […]

  • IDPs In North East Need More Food – SGF

    IDPs In North East Need More Food – SGF

    The secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Engr David Babachir Lawal, has stated that beyond every other need in the North-eastern region of the country, food for the  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) remains a greater need.

    Babachir who made the statement when the Emir of Bade, HRH Abubakar Usman Suleiman paid him a courtesy visit yesterday, pointed out that the need for a means of livelihood for the returning IDPs in the region would be given priority.

    “As much as […]

  • President Buhari’s appointments based on merit only – SGF

    President Buhari’s appointments based on merit only – SGF

    Mr Babachir Lawal, Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), has a gain justified the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his cabinet, the kitchen cabinet and other government agencies.

    He made the declaration on the backdrop of allegations of nepotism on the part of Buhari, especially with the recent appointment of Boss Mustafa as head of the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority.

    He also stated that he is not nursing the ambition to become governor of Adamawa.

    Lawal, who hails from Adamawa […]

  • It was tough convincing Buhari to increase petrol price – SGF

    It was tough convincing Buhari to increase petrol price – SGF

    The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has said the recent deregulation of the downstream sector that led to a rise in fuel price was a painful decision taken by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to save the nation’s economy from total collapse.

    Lawal, however, said it was a tough task convincing President Buhari to agree to the price increase.

    Lawal spoke on Saturday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, with newsmen.

    The present regime recently gave room for marketers […]

  • Why Buhari’s government cannot accord priority to Confab report – SGF explains

    Why Buhari’s government cannot accord priority to Confab report – SGF explains

    Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Babachir Lawal has revealed why the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to act on the report of the 2014 National Conference organized by the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan.

    The SGF, who spoke with newsmen at the weekend, explained that the Confab report is not a priority of the Buhari’s government because it has been busy attending to economic, unemployment and insecurity issues, stressing that, “the exercise of governance […]

  • Pres. Buhari set to name Chief of Staff, SGF, other aides today

    Pres. Buhari set to name Chief of Staff, SGF, other aides today

    It was made known that the shape and faces to the Muhammadu Buhari administration will begin to unfold today baring any last minute change of mind by the president, newsmen has learnt. Among those to be named are the Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF and personal staff of the president and the vice-president.

    Yesterday, the president requested the Senate to approve 15 special advisers for him. Meanwhile, the delay in the announcement of senior officials […]

  • President Jonathan gives rooms for opposition movement – Pius Anyim

    President Jonathan gives rooms for opposition movement – Pius Anyim

     

    Report revealed that, during the Presidential dinner organised by the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Alumni Association in honour of President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday.

    The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, has said that the Jonathan administration created the opposition movement as a deliberate attempt to deepen democracy in the country.

    The SGF, who represented the president, said that the Jonathan’s objective in politics was not to remain perpetually in power but to […]