Breaking: Osinbajo, Kyari grill HoS over leaked memo

Breaking: Osinbajo, Kyari grill HoS over leaked memo

- The head of service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita had been questioned by Osinbajo and Kyari

- Oyo-Ita had alleged that President Buhari was aware of aware of the reinstatement of a former pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service

- She was said to have become angry when the chief of staff, Abba Kyari confronted her

The head of service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita was grilled on Wednesday, November 1, by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari, over her leaked memo to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Daily Trust reports that the scenario, which lasted about 10 minutes, was before President Buhari arrived the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa for the Federal Executive Council meeting.

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Legit.ng gathered that Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, service chiefs and others in attendance watched while the drama lasted.

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Saraki, Dogara and Oyegun were inside the Council Chambers to grace the swearing-in ceremony of the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, as well as the launching of the 2018 armed forces remembrance emblem.

Media reports had quoted Oyo-Ita, in the leaked memo, as saying that Buhari was aware of the reinstatement of the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Oyo-Ita was also quoted to have stated that she had warned the president against the controversial recall of the embattled former pension boss.

It was learnt that as soon as Oyo-Ita got seated at the Council Chambers of the Villa on Wednesday, November 1, Kyari engaged her in a discussion which appeared heated.

Visibly angry, the head of service rose from her seat and headed straight to Osinbajo, who also engaged her in a tête-a-tete over the issue.

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, later joined the conversation after which the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation was seen calming the Head of Service.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a memo from the office of the head of service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of the reinstatement of a former chairman of the pension reforms commission, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service.

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