Minster reports Permanent Secretary to Head of Service over sexual harassment

Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, has written a letter containing an allegation of sexual harassment against the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ibrahim Lamuwa, to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

The message to the HOCSF was prompted by an allegation brought forward by a woman, Simisola Ajayi.

The letter which was titled “Re: Official Complaint Regarding Sexual Harassment Of Mrs Simisola Fajemirokun Ajayi By Ambassador Ibrahim Adamu Lamuwa (Permanent Secretary Ministry Of Foreign Affairs).”

The letter said: “I am compelled to write to inform you of a formal complaint against the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ibrahim Adamu Lamuwa, on allegations of sexual harassment.

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“Bearing in mind the gravity of the matter, I feel it necessary to draw your attention to it and ask that you handle it accordingly.

“May I also assure you that I remain available to provide you with any assistance required in discharging your responsibilities”.

Ajayi had sent a petition dated May 29, 2024, to Tuggar, through her lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), alleging being sexually harassed by Lamuwa on different occasions.

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