Report has it that the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, allegedly ignored Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s request to delay the sacking of his aides until President Muhammadu Buhari returns from London on November 17.
Although not yet confirmed by Naija Buzz News, the report on the sacking of 35 aides of the vice president went viral on Wednesday.
The latest development reveals that Prof. Osinbajo tried to intervene, but the presidency however went ahead to effect the sacking.
Osinbajo had a lot of aides because of the number of assignments he was handling. Buhari however reduced some of the tasks and channelled them under other ministries.
The recent sacking of his aides might be connected to the reduction of his functions. There are however insinuation that it was a deliberate attempt by the cabal in the presidency to reduce his influence.
According to Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation was responsible for the issuance of appointment letters and termination letters as well.
However, the Office of the SGF has denied knowledge of the recent development.
Jonathan Dennis is an Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He oversees the production and publication of stories on NaijaBuzz.News and on Naija Buzz News TV. The former banker left his banking job to join Naija Buzz News in 2019. He was briefly the head of the “Wetin Dey Happen” news team. Jonathan is a proud ‘Akwa-Ibomite’ from Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria.