Stella Dimoko Presidency Explains Why The Vice Presidents Aides Were Sacked...


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Saturday, November 09, 2019

Presidency Explains Why The Vice Presidents Aides Were Sacked...

The Presidency has come up with reasons 35 aides attached to the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, were dismissed during the week.

A report emerged during the week indicating that over 30 aides attached to the VP had been sacked with their names and portfolios published.

A statement signed by Garba Shehu, a Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, and made available to Daily Post on Friday, said, “The Presidency wishes to confirm that there is, on-going, an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term.

“The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration.

“It is also an appropriate response to the general perception that the Presidency has an oversized and bloated workforce which acts as a drag on efficiency.

“As may have been noticed by discerning members of the public, a number of political appointees among the few that served in the office of the President were not returned for the Second Term.

“The office of the Vice President, His Excellency Yemi Osinbajo has, in compliance with the directive of the President, equally been shed of a number of such appointees.

“In carrying out these exercises, the overriding objective is to save taxpayer money and deliver needed service to the public. As far as the President is concerned, there is no scope for an excuse for administration after getting a huge mandate to run the country for four more years.

“In the light of this, the Presidency wishes to strongly deny rumours of a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The relationship between the two leaders remains excellent and trusting. Together, they will script a glorious future for the nation.

“The media reports of a soured relationship are originating from the minds and mouths of mischief-makers, who are desperate for entertaining stories from the Aso Rock Villa with which to titillate the public. This ulterior motive is the basis of the wrong interpretation given to the recent exercise in the Presidency.

“There has been a streamlining of staff going on for a while. The President has always had fewer staff than the Vice President, and there were always plans to reduce the number of staff at the Villa.

“The streamlining was not personal or targeted to undermine the Vice President’s office, as the so-called insider sources quoted by the media appear to make it seem.

“The President is in absolute control of his government. The media should stop attributing non-existent powers to some people. There cannot be anyone too powerful for President Buhari to control.”

*The closing comment says it wah.
I think too many people were employed in the Vice Presidents office though,too many with similar potfolios.


  1. But I thought they said no body was sacked

    1. Peter Obi wouldn’t have allowed himself b used by Tinubu for favors. Man of God indeed

  2. Replies
    1. The whole thing is such a fiasco, I wonder if they aren't both puppets.

    2. C how Christians have allowed Muslim RUBBISH them! VP is not a man of God but a man of stolen money. C disgrace upon disgrace. As a Xtian won’t u do d right thing? Shd u b told what to do cos of Nepotism? Rubbish pastor

  3. I am a Yoruba man and I totally agree with the President on this. Why will the VP have all these advisers when we have Ministers, Ministeries, and other Government agencies that can advise him of any information he needs clarified. Total waste of Government resources and nepotism and eye service at it's peak. He does not deserve to be VP since he can't make good decisions even in the running of his own office.

    1. What has this got to do with you being Yoruba, igbo or hausa?

      Can't you make your point without claiming to be or not be a particular tribe?

      I put it to you that you are not even Yoruba as you claimed.

    2. Annon 8.48 I stressed the Yoruba so that people like you will understand that my comment was not based on tribe but I see it made no difference as you still went tribal. Anyway, a recent speech the VP have where he was showing video of "we can dance" - is that what we need in Nigeria now or speeches on how we can make Nigeria more secure and economically secure and stronger? Mediocre does not cut it anymore, Abba Kyari taking the bull by the horn and making strong decisions is what Nigeria needs at this time. Imagine the VP taking the bill to the UK for the President's signature with 56 advisers entow all collecting estacode and salary.

  4. I actually agree with you Stella! Those aides were too many! At first i thought what does a Vice President need that many aides for? Meanwhile he will still have at least 30 aides that were not sacked! A lot of things you don’t expect to hear coming from Osinbajo’s office, especially being a Pastor!

  5. And the stories continue.. Story, story,

  6. Ok. We have heard. Meanwhile, I thought they initially said no one was sacked?

  7. They should keep lying. No one was sacked indeed.

  8. Enter your comment...pray for your leaders, do not insult them so that you can be bless.


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