Friday, 5 May 2017

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Buhari Suspends Aso Rock Permanent Secretary

The Presidency has on Friday, reacted to the media reports claiming that the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, has been suspended by President Buhari.

 SaharaReporters reported earlier that Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary at presidential villa, Abuja was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he quietly left his post yesterday.
Sources at the Presidency had told SR that Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, described as quite close to him, had prevented Arabi’s suspension from taking effect, despite the president’s instructions.
According to the source, the permanent secretary failed the examination for elevation to the cadre of permanent secretaries, but Kyari facilitated his appointment without an interview.

As the news went viral online, the Presidency on Friday, denied the media reports claiming that the Permanent Secretary, has been suspended.
A statement by the Deputy Director (Information), Abiodun Oladunjoye said that Arabi was at his desk on Friday dutifully attending to important state matters.
The statement also noted that Arabi is not under any probe, and neither is he a subject of any enquiry.

“Also, there is absolutely no truth in the spurious allegations levelled against the Permanent Secretary and his office in the fictitious report published by an on-line medium.

“I remain committed and dedicated to the professional discharge of my duties and I refuse to be distracted by adversarial forces,” Mr Arabi was quoted in the statement
The Permanent Secretary also attended Juma’at prayer at the State House mosque with other Muslim faithful with President Muhammadu Buhari in attendance.


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