The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has filed a 10-count charge against the former secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal.
Mr Lawal is being accused of knowingly holding a private interest in the consultancy contract awarded to a company, for the removal of invasive plant species and simplified irrigation in the North East.
The contract was awarded through the presidential Initiative for North East (PINE).
The development comes one week after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari had prevailed on anti-corruption agencies to prepare criminal charges against Lawal and Oke.
The agency also filed four counts against the former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folashade, before the federal high court in Lagos.
They were charged over a huge sum of money found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.