Nigeria: Nigeria’s Buhari orders corruption probe over humanitarian funds

Author(s): Felix Onuah, Alexis Akwagyiram | Date: April 19, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/8GfQrH | Type: Text

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against a senior civil servant related to the use of funds intended for handling a humanitarian crisis in the northeast of the country.
The director general of the National Intelligence Agency was also ordered to be suspended after the discovery of more than $43 million in an apartment complex in Lagos in what the presidency described as a “related development”.
Buhari suspended David Babachir Lawal, secretary to the Nigerian government, and ordered a probe into contracts awarded under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE), his spokesman said in a statement.