The Presidency has described as pure mischief, reports that the chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Director General of the department of state service( DSS) Lawal Daura have resigned.
In an sms reply to LEADERSHIP, the Senior Special assistant media to the President, Garba Shehu said the president sent his chief of his staff to China and is expected back in the middle of the week while the DG DSS is busy on his job.
Shehu said “That report is pure mischief. What I can tell you is that the President sent the Chief of Staff Malam Abba Kyari to China on an assignment.
“He left on Saturday and we are expecting him by the middle of the week. The DG DSS who spoke with me a few hours ago is busy on his job. Nothing to indicate resignation. I think these are mere distractions.”
LEADERSHIP recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).
The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the outcome of the investigations.
Also the President has ordered a full scale investigation into the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, over which the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has made a claim.
He said the investigation is also to enquire into the circumstances in which the NIA came into possession of the funds, how and by whose or which authority the funds were made available to the NIA, and to establish whether or not there has been a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the funds.
“The President has also directed the suspension of the Director General of the NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke, pending the outcome of the investigation.