9 November 2017

Nigeria: Kyari, HoS Reconcile, Embrace At FEC

The president's Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Winifred Oyo-Ita yesterday reconciled and warmly embraced each other.

This happened shortly before President Muhammadu Buhari arrived at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa for the weekly cabinet meeting.

The Head of Service was sighted exchanging pleasantries with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo before the Chief of Staff entered the Council Chambers.

Both top government officials, in show of reconciliation, smiled as they hugged each other to the admiration of Federal Executive Council members.

Last Wednesday, Kyari and Oyo-Ita had engaged in an altercation at the same venue over a leaked memo written to the president by the latter.

Oyo-Ita had been quoted in the memo as saying that Buhari was aware of the controversial recall of a fugitive, ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pensions Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Maina had, penultimate Monday, been disengaged from service and as directed by Buhari, the Head of Service had submitted a report to Kyari on the circumstances surrounding his (Maina's) recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior.

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