Buhari President reportedly summons Kyari, Oyo-Ita over verbal clash

Reports say the disagreement between the two officials might be related to the re-employment of Abdulrasheed Maina.

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President Muhammadu Buhari with National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari with National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly summoned the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita.

This is coming after the duo engaged in an argument before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

According to Punch, the disagreement between the two officials might be related to the re-employment of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former pension reform’s boss.

A source also said that Kyari had accused the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation of leaking the letter which she wrote to him.

According to the source, “The President was embarrassed when he learnt about the altercation between the two officials. He, therefore, asked the two officials to see him after the FEC meeting. It was a gory sight, seeing the two officials almost fighting at the Council Chambers.

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“Efforts made by the VP to calm the two officials were rebuffed by the two officials. It was apparent that none of them had faith in each other.”

The 'show of shame' occurred in the presence of service chiefs who were at the Villa for the launching of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance emblem, reports say.

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