Amidst the revelations that continue to unfold over the reinstatement of former pensions boss, Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service, the Presidency says Buhari has not taken decisive action against the principal actors yet because “it is still an unravelling matter.”
In an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday night, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, when asked whether Maina’s case has been swept under the carpet, said “As far as the Presidency is concerned, it is still an unravelling matter.”
Take a cue from Lawal, Oke sack: Adesina referred to the recent sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, to drive home the point that regardless of how long it takes, President Buhari will take the necessary action.
“Things are never swept under the carpet in this administration. You will get a feedback,” he said.
Since the news broke, there have been accusations and counter accusations among the trio of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita over who is responsible for Maina’s recall and promotion in the civil service. With the leaked memo from Oyo-Ita, President Buhari has been accused of being in the know and of complicity in the embarrassing situation.
In the case of Lawal and Oke, Pres. Buhari took six months to decisively act. The Presidency wants Nigerians to accept the abnormal sluggishness as a virtue.
The battle before Council meeting: On the purported public clash between the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari before the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, Adesina said it is unfair for people to go ahead to term what they saw in the video as a “heated argument.”
According to him, it was simply a discussion between persons as “it is a video without actuality” and it is impossible to interpret the events that took place without listening to the audio.