Following widespread reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of the tenure and has also cancelled appointments and memos approved by late Chief of Staff CoS, Abba Kyari, the Presidency on Tuesday debunked the claims saying that no such thing was ordered.
This is coming about a month after the demise of Kyari, who, until his demise was considered instrumental to the Buhari-led administration.
It was gathered last weekend that President Buhari directed his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, to cancel all appointments and approvals made by the late Chief of staff.
According to reports, the late Kyari signed about 150 memos without the permission of President Buhari.
Reacting to the development, however, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, slammed the media for such publication, saying that the reports are false.
He further urged Nigerians to disregard the reports adding that Buhari had not given such order to anyone.
Writing on Twitter, Shehu stated:
The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to media reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled a number of memos and appointments signed off by his former Chief of Staff. Not surprisingly, these reports have quoted unnamed sources.
There is not a grain of truth in these reports and Nigerians should please ignore the insinuations behind them.
President Buhari was duly re-elected by Nigerians in February 2019. He has not and will never cede to anyone else, that power and trust given to him by the Nigerian people.
Recall that the late Chief of Staff, Kyari, died COVID-19 complications in April, a few weeks after he contracted the disease following his trips to Egypt and Germany.
Until his death, though he was considered an integral member of Buhari’s government, he had a fair share of controversy as some Nigerians referred to him as Nigeria’s president following the power he exercised.