The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal on Wednesday feigned ignorance of his suspension from office.
A statement by the Presidency on Wednesday had announced his suspension over the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).
Lawal, after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, parried all the questions from journalists.
The encounter followed thus:
Journalist: Your suspension has just been announced. How will you react to the development?
Answer: Who announced it?
Journalist: The Presidency
Answer: Then ask them. Why are you asking me? Who is the Presidency?
Journalist: Have you been informed of the suspension?
Answer: By who? About what. What about you? Have you been informed?
Journalist: Yes sir.
Answer: By who?
Journalist: By the Presidency sir.
Answer: I have not seen it. I should have been given… I have not seen the press release so I cannot comment on it.
Journalist: It is currently trending online. Are you doubting the authenticity of the statement?
Answer: I have not seen it.
Journalist: Tell us the outcome of your meeting with the Vice-President sir.
Answer: I am always here. I always meet the Vice-President. I used to come here even before I was made SGF.