Is the another person known as Babachir Lawal in the presidency?

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal says he is not aware of his suspension.

Lawal's denial comes few minutes after the news of his suspension was made public by Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adeshina.

Lawal said this in an interview with State House reporters after meeting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

The President, according to a statement by  Adesina, also ordered the suspension of the DG of NIA.

Adesina stated: "In a related development, the President has ordered a full scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has made a claim.

"The investigation is also to enquire into the circumstances in which the NIA came into possession of the funds, how and by whose or which authority the funds were made available to the NIA, and to establish whether or not there has been a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the funds.

"The President has also directed the suspension of the Director General of the NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke, pending the outcome of the investigation.

"A three-man Committee comprising the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and the National Security Adviser, headed by the Vice President, is to conduct both investigations.

"The Committee is to submit its report to the President within 14 days.

The most senior Permanent Secretary in the SGF's office, and the most senior officer in the NIA, are to act, respectively, during the period of investigation."