The Presidency has debunked reports that President Muhammadu Buhari revoked memos and appointments signed off by the late Abba Kyari, his erstwhile chief of staff.
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The Presidency made the rebuttal in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday.
According to the Guardian, President Buhari had ordered Ibrahim Gambari, his Chief of Staff, to cancel over 150 memos approved by his predecessor, who died of coronavirus (COVID-19) complications on 17 April.
But the Presidency dismissed the report, saying it lacked a “grain of truth”.
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The statement read: “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.”
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The Presidency added that President Buhari is fully in charge of his government and will not relinquish control to any individual.
“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,” the statement added.
The late Kyari was said to have been very close to the president and was the figurehead of some of the policies implemented by the current administration.