- The Coalition Against Corruption and Bag Governance (CACOBAG) has condemned the alleged appointment of Aisha Abba Kyari, the daughter of Abba Kyari, at the NSIA
- The group said the alleged appointment violates set procedure at the NSIA, and has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order an immediate probe into the matter
- CACOBAG pointed out that a similar thing happened at the Pension Commission and at the end of the probe, those involved were relieved of their jobs
- The group gave the presidency notice that it will commence a series of lawful civil actions in a matter of days to compel the Buhari administration to order a comprehensive investigation into the matter
The alleged appointment of Aisha Abba Kyari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, as an assistant vice president at the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), has been condemned by an anti-graft civil society organization.
The group, Coalition Against Corruption and Bag Governance (CACOBAG), is urging the president to order an immediate probe into the alleged employment, Ripples Nigeria reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that CACOBAG, in a statement by its chairman, Toyin Raheem, expressed concerns that Ms Abba Kyari’s appointment “violates set procedure at the NSIA, which is the legally constituted agency that manages Nigeria’s excess crude oil revenues”.
It added: “According to media reports, the position was not publicly advertised, contrary to what is expected of such position.”
The group pointed out that such practice at the highest level of government runs contrary to the avowed posture of the Buhari administration.
It said: “Equally disturbing is the revelation that the new employee is starting up with an annual package of N32 million.
“We have chosen to call for a thorough investigation of this case because a similar thing happened in Pension Commission recently and at the end of the probe, those involved were relieved of their jobs.
“Five days after the Abba Kyari employment scandal leaked in the media, neither the presidency nor the management of NSIA has deemed it fit to deny any of the following claims: That members of staff at the NSIA are infuriated by the appointment; that a few of the high-level personnel privy to the recruitment initially refused to interview Ms Abba-Kyari.
“We are by this statement giving the presidency notice that we shall commence series of lawful civil actions in a matter of days to compel the Buhari administration to order a comprehensive investigation of this employment issue.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, lambasted the United States and Europe over their role in Nigeria's 2019 general elections.
Kyari said the US and Europe claimed they wanted free and fair elections, but their representatives did the opposite of what they said.
The chief of staff said the world powers were against President Buhari because of his reform agenda which will free Nigeria from policies that hurt its economy.
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