The Presidency has confirmed did sack of some aides to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
In a statement issued on Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the President ordered the laid off ” to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration.”
Garba stated that the exercise is an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government.
“The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration.
“It is also an appropriate response to the general perception that the Presidency has an oversized and bloated workforce which acts as a drag on efficiency.
“As may have been noticed by discerning members of the public, a number of political appointees among the few that served in the office of the President were not returned for the Second Term.
“The office of the Vice President, His Excellency Yemi Osinbajo has, in compliance with the directive of the President, equally been shed of a number of such appointees.
“In carrying out these exercises, the overriding objective is to save taxpayer money and deliver needed service to the public. As far as the President is concerned, there is no scope for an excuse for administration after getting a huge mandate to run the country for four more years,” the statement read in part.