The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, on Wednesday feigned ignorance of his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari.
While coming out of a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Lawal told State House correspondents that he was not aware of his suspension.
He requested to know who authored the statement announcing his suspension.
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Reporters: Your suspension has just been announced. How will you react to the development?
Lawal: Who announced it?
Reporters: The presidency
Lawal: Then ask them. Why are you asking me? Who is the presidency?
Reporters: Have you been informed of the suspension?
Lawal: By who? About what. What about you? Have you been informed?
Reporters: Yes sir.
Lawal: By who?
Reporters: By the Presidency sir.
Lawal: I have not seen it. I should have been given… I have not seen the press release so I cannot comment on it.
Reporters: It is currently trending online. Are you doubting the authenticity of the statement?
Lawal: I have not seen it.
Reporters: Tell us the outcome of your meeting with the vice-president.
Lawal: I am always here. I always meet the vice-president. I used to come here even before I was made SGF.