- The NSIA has refuted reports that appointment of Aisha Abba Kyari as an assistant vice-president in the agency did not go through due process
- According to the agency, the allegations were based on false information and mischief
- Going further, NSIA said Aisha's selection for the post was based on her academic qualifications, international and local work experiences
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) said that the appointment of Aisha Abba Kyari as an assistant vice-president in the agency was based on her application for one of the positions duly advertised.
NSIA disclosed this while reacting to an allegation by a civil rights organisation, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance (CACOBAG), which alleged that Kyari’s appointment violated set procedure at the NSIA.
Titilope Olubiyi, head, corporate communications, in his reaction on Sunday, April 29, insisted that the allegations were based on false information.
“The clear mischief in the reports can be seen in the very false and unsubstantiated statements it contains: The report claims that AVP is the ‘highest level in the organisation’. This is not only false, but mischievous given AVP is the 9th level out of NSIA’s 22-level grading system.
“The report also claimed that she was given a car six months ahead, when the position does not entitle the staff to a car in the first place. In fact, she will require two promotion cycles to qualify for a car entitlement.
“The report also claims that the candidate’s package was N32m, which is false!"
Going further, Olubiyi added that Abba-Kyari’s recruitment was based on her application for one of the positions duly advertised by NSIA in mid-2018 while her selection for the post was based on her academic qualifications, international and local work experiences.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that 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 NSIA was condemned by an anti-graft civil society organisation.
The group, Coalition Against Corruption and Bag Governance, is urging the president to order an immediate probe into the alleged employment.
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