Nigeria's Buhari sacks top civil servant after corruption probe

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 10:37 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked the country's most senior civil servant, his spokesman said.

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, was sacked after a report into corruption allegations recommended his dismissal, the president's spokesman said in a statement.

(Reporting by Felix Onuah and Alexis Akwagyiram in Lagos; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)