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Why Buhari sacked Osinbajo’s aides — Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to the sack of aides attached to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

In a statement sent to Okay.ng by the spokesman to Buhari, Garba Shehu on Friday said the move was to reduce cost in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (R-L)

Mr. Shehu also said that there is no rift between Buhari and Osinbajo as insinuated in part of the media.

He said in quotes:

“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overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term.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.”

Reports were in the media that President Muhammadu Buhari is having an alleged fight with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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