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Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by ipreach: 6:53am On Mar 24, 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of a Permanent Secretary, who has been allegedly using his office to defraud the Federal Government through the award of phantom contracts worth billions of Naira to himself.

The permanent secretary, was appointed by Buhari in 2015, was fired, Tuesday, on the orders of the President. A source in the ministry confirmed that two police officers drove the sacked permanent secretary from the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, raising concerns as to what might have led to such an action.

A Presidency source confirmed to Vanguard that the President ordered the immediate removal of the top civil servant, who presided over the affairs of one of the strategic ministries handling intervention programmes in the country following evidence that he awarded contracts to companies belonging to him.

Vanguard learned that the sacked permanent secretary had deployed several strategies to evade a sting operation, which had been planned by one of the anti-graft agencies, thereby making it impossible for the operatives to track him down.

It was learned that key officials of the ministry, who got wind of the illicit activities of the permanent secretary, drew the attention of security agencies to the development and called for urgent investigation of the man.

One of the security agency officials, who handled the investigation of the sacked permanent secretary, told our correspondent that the sting operation planned against the official was frustrated by him and his agents, forcing them to delay his arrest since January this year.

“We have been monitoring the man and the various companies being used by him to siphon huge sums of money from the ministry, which handles intervention programmes in the Niger Delta region but he has been very smart and suspicious of our movement, thereby making it impossible for us to arrest him despite the ambush we laid for him and his cronies,” one of the operatives told Vanguard last night.

He said: “But Mr. President did not waste time in asking the Head of Service of the Federation to sack the man with immediate effect as soon as he got to know that the man had used over 500 companies to award fake contracts to himself and move huge sums of money from the ministry in question.”

“In fact, the discovery of the large scale fraud in the ministry, which has suffered a lot of project failure and the subsequent sacking of the permanent secretary by Mr. President, followed painstaking investigation by the anti-corruption agencies, which will soon charge the man to court,” the source added.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/buhari-orders-sack-permsec/

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by LOGDAN(m): 6:54am On Mar 24, 2017
Congratulations to me, FTC
I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY grin grin grin cheesy

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by LarryBeryl(m): 6:57am On Mar 24, 2017
sad
Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Luckylife(m): 6:59am On Mar 24, 2017
it long over due but better late than never. DSS should extend their operations to all government agencies and executive appointees .

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Ahmed0336(m): 7:02am On Mar 24, 2017
D perm sec no get name? What abt d ministry?

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by SmartchoicesNG: 7:04am On Mar 24, 2017
So much for the "wisdom" of Buhari in selecting his​ appointees.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Nkemtreasure: 7:09am On Mar 24, 2017
Thumbs up sir, that's if he is indeed guilty. What about the SGF himself. And the other permsec who has had his retirement extended for the second year running now.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by hardywaltz(m): 7:31am On Mar 24, 2017
SmartchoicesNG:
So much for the "wisdom" of Buhari in selecting his​ appointees.
Nigeria is a den of Thieves.
No matter who Buhari chooses to pick as long as that Perm Sec is a product of Nigerian Civil Service I leave the rest to ur imaginations.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by plusfield: 7:35am On Mar 24, 2017
Sacking is not enough. He should be made to return every dime back to the niger delta program it was meant for and thereafter,prosecuted.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by alignacademy(m): 7:52am On Mar 24, 2017
Odd how the man remains nameless

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by alignacademy(m): 7:55am On Mar 24, 2017
hardywaltz:

Nigeria is a den of Thieves.
No matter who Buhari chooses to pick as long as that Perm Sec is a product of Nigerian Civil Service I leave the rest to ur imaginations.

Yes, news about fraud cases may be rampant, but it's quite a stretch to say we are all thieves.

Unless our processes are made more transparent, there will always be room to tempt even the holiest saint to succumb to fraud.

As W Edwards Deming once noted "A bad system will beat a good person every time"

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by ivandragon: 8:38am On Mar 24, 2017
@Aristo... whatever,
what about Kyari, Amaechi, Fashola, Fayemi & others?

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by TippyTop(m): 8:40am On Mar 24, 2017
This permanent secretary is obviously not an APC sympathizer else he would be promoted.
I mean Babachir is defrauding IDP camps daily, when is he going to get sacked?
Buhari should sack himself for gross incompetence.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Orpe7(m): 8:41am On Mar 24, 2017
grin

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by yim(f): 8:42am On Mar 24, 2017
What of the money

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by ORIGI(m): 8:42am On Mar 24, 2017
Babachir Lawal is still basking in the euphoria of grass cutting, you have defended him and continued with your padi padi governance style.


ipreach:
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of a Permanent Secretary, who has been allegedly using his office to defraud the Federal Government through the award of phantom contracts worth billions of Naira to himself.

The permanent secretary, was appointed by Buhari in 2015, was fired, Tuesday, on the orders of the President. A source in the ministry confirmed that two police officers drove the sacked permanent secretary from the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, raising concerns as to what might have led to such an action.

A Presidency source confirmed to Vanguard that the President ordered the immediate removal of the top civil servant, who presided over the affairs of one of the strategic ministries handling intervention programmes in the country following evidence that he awarded contracts to companies belonging to him.

Vanguard learned that the sacked permanent secretary had deployed several strategies to evade a sting operation, which had been planned by one of the anti-graft agencies, thereby making it impossible for the operatives to track him down.

It was learned that key officials of the ministry, who got wind of the illicit activities of the permanent secretary, drew the attention of security agencies to the development and called for urgent investigation of the man.

One of the security agency officials, who handled the investigation of the sacked permanent secretary, told our correspondent that the sting operation planned against the official was frustrated by him and his agents, forcing them to delay his arrest since January this year.

“We have been monitoring the man and the various companies being used by him to siphon huge sums of money from the ministry, which handles intervention programmes in the Niger Delta region but he has been very smart and suspicious of our movement, thereby making it impossible for us to arrest him despite the ambush we laid for him and his cronies,” one of the operatives told Vanguard last night.

He said: “But Mr. President did not waste time in asking the Head of Service of the Federation to sack the man with immediate effect as soon as he got to know that the man had used over 500 companies to award fake contracts to himself and move huge sums of money from the ministry in question.”

“In fact, the discovery of the large scale fraud in the ministry, which has suffered a lot of project failure and the subsequent sacking of the permanent secretary by Mr. President, followed painstaking investigation by the anti-corruption agencies, which will soon charge the man to court,” the source added.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/buhari-orders-sack-permsec/

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Seun(m): 8:42am On Mar 24, 2017
What is the name of the permanent secretary?

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Goroz: 8:43am On Mar 24, 2017
Se.un:
Wht is the name of the permanen secretary.
Even if he is a Northerner proven to be guilty as sin,some shameless individuals here from a different tribe will still support him and call it a witch hunt just to spite the presidency and sane Nigerians.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by botad(m): 8:43am On Mar 24, 2017
Please go after him and collect the siphoned money or you just want him to go and sin no more?
Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by rusher14: 8:44am On Mar 24, 2017
alignacademy:


Yes, news about fraud cases may be rampant, but it's quite a stretch to say we are all thieves.

Unless our processes are made more transparent, there will always be room to tempt even the holiest saint to succumb to fraud.

As W Edward Deming once noted "A bad system will beat a good person every time"

The penchant for stealing and petty fraud has become a culture in Nigeria.

Please tell me what system other countries around the world have adopted that Nigeria hasn't?

Corruption is endemic in Nigeria and no system would change it beyond the willpower of those in position to effect change.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Moreoffaith(m): 8:44am On Mar 24, 2017
Ole
Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Nobody: 8:44am On Mar 24, 2017
Seun:
Wht is the name of the permanen secretary.

Suspect 1

Mr. Williams Alo Nwankwo



Appointed Perm Sec Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, November 2015.


Suspect 2.

Dr. Jamila Shu'ara

Appointed Perm Sec Ministry of Petroleum Resources, November, 2015

Suspect 3

Amb. Danjuma Sheni

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence

Appointed November, 2015

These are the only individuals I believe may have access to internal operations information.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by joe4real12: 8:44am On Mar 24, 2017
What about the SGF?
Abi him don settle

Oga Perm Sec, Chop alone get sacked alone grin

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Abbeyme: 8:45am On Mar 24, 2017
This whistle-blowing of a thing is actually working out for the federal government.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by lonelydora: 8:45am On Mar 24, 2017
A step in the right direction
Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by tmanny1: 8:45am On Mar 24, 2017
see me see Nigeria grin grin grin
Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by wellmax(m): 8:45am On Mar 24, 2017
Sai Baba
Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by mmb(m): 8:45am On Mar 24, 2017
They should name him.

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Re: Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself by Androidvillaz: 8:45am On Mar 24, 2017
This country do tire me

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