Following the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal by President Muhammadu Buhari, a Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG) has said that the suspension may be linked to the recent sack of the heads of parastatals and MDAs by Lawal.
This was contained in a joint press statement signed by the President of the group, Omoba Aigbegbele and James Okoronkwo, the Secretary and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
According to the group, “Nigerians were particularly pained with the unceremonious removal from office of the Director-General of National Pension Commission (PENCOM) Chinelo Anohu-Amazu by Lawal.
“Lawal, in his actions, almost jeopardised President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war through his corrupt tendencies within the period he was in office,” the statement said.
Quoting unconfirmed Aso Rock Villa sources, the group noted that Anohu-Amazu’s tenure witnessed an unprecedented revival of the ailing pension industry whose pension fund asset base was hitherto at N2.5 trillion but was grown to N6.5 trillion in less than four years in office.
The erstwhile DG, according to the group, has renewed the confidence of public sector workers and the investing public thereby growing the economy at a period Nigerians are groaning from the economic recession.
The group further remarked that the transparent leadership of Anohu-Amazu has made the pension industry the darling of investors in Nigeria by raising the standard and breaking barriers from zero level.