Despite Osinbajo’s denial, presidency confirms TNG’s scoop on sack of VP’s aides
Despite denial by the office of the Vice President, the presidency has finally confirmed the report that some political appointees of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, were sacked.
Recall that TheNewsGuru had in the past few days published series of reports on how some of the aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, were sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.
On Friday, Mr Graba Shehu, the Official Spokesperson to the President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, in a series of tweets, confirmed the report.
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.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) November 8, 2019
“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overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term.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, ” he said.