President Buhari reveals He didn’t sack Osinbajo’s aides.
A statement released by Malam Garba Shehu’s spokesman of the president said the president revealed “ he didn’t sack Osinbajo’s aides; he just reorganised’ him” when he answered questions from correspondents at the State House in Abuja on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
The President, just 24 hours after his return from the UK, said:
”It is unfortunate that the recent disengagement of some political appointees from the presidency had been given ‘‘ethnic and political’’ interpretations.
‘‘They said 35 people were sacked in the Vice President’s office. We just created some ministries, and we reorganised, and people are giving it ethnic and political dimensions. It is unfortunate.”
Responding to a question on what next for his administration after a well-deserved rest in London, the President said:
‘‘We are going to work harder and be accountable.
“We have tried to make Nigerians understand why we do certain things. Accountability from bottom to top is necessary.
‘‘Whoever is responsible for government property, [should know] it is public property, it is not personal, and he has to manage it according to the law.
‘‘That’s what I expect, and I think that we have been around long enough to impress on people that we mean what we say.”
President Buhari returned to Nigeria on Friday, November 15, 2019, after his private visit to the UK.