”My Sack Was A Blessing In Disguise” – Ex-SGF Reveals
The former Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal has said that his sack has indeed been a blessing in disguise for him.
It would be remembered that President Buhari in October last year, relieved Babachir of his post following his indictment in a multi-million fraud scandal involving funds allocated for the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced People IDPs.
Babachir told reporters at a function in Abuja yesterday September 17th, that his monthly income as SGF was N953,000 but he could make about half a billion only last year, noting that the termination of his appointment has afforded him time to focus on his business. He said everyone that saw him now compliments his good looks and he attributed it to having peace of mind.
“Let me shock you, before I came into government, I have been in business, I was a very successful businessman. I am a world renowned IT consultant and I have a very large farm, spanning over 1,000 hectares, which I abandoned to join governance. I was earning N930, 000 monthly as the SGF, now that I have returned to my farm and reactivated it after my sack, I now have 4,000 hectares under cultivation. Last year, I earned close to half a billion naira from my farm proceeds, I have a cattle ranch that I am developing gradually and I am back to IT consultancy, life is now good.”
Making reference to a portion of the bible, Babachir said:
”Everything that happened to a man is for his own good. My sack I would say, is rather a blessing in disguise. Let me tell you, nothing happened to me. Right from the beginning of the saga, I knew that the whole thing was fabricated and that was why I did not give any damn from the beginning. The reason some people don’t like me is that I am so confident of myself. Did you hear me defend myself that time, I didn’t do it and I will not do it because I know that they are fabricated”.
He added that he had however pardoned all those who caused his downfall, saying ”forgiveness is my number one principle because I want to make heaven”.