Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, who was sacked for allegedly diverting funds meant for IDPs, has spoken for the first time after his sack from office.
Speaking on life outside government while addressing some newsmen in Abuja, Lawal said “before I came into government, I was a very successful businessman, a world-renowned IT consultant.
I abandoned that and came into government and was earning N930, 000 every month. Now, I have been sacked. Before then, I had a farm, 1000 hectares of farmland which I could not pay attention to because I was doing a government job.
Now, I have gone back to my farm and I now have 4000 hectares under cultivation. Last year, I earned close to half a billion Naira from my farm.
I have a cattle ranch that I am developing gradually and I am back to IT consultancy. I will say life is good. Was I like this before? Everybody that sees me now tells me, you are looking good.”
He added that he did not defend himself against the allegations that led to his exit because he believes they were fabricated by those who wanted him out of office.
”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 in 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.