President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly sacked 35 aides working in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
According to Daily Nigerian, Buhari, who is in the UK for a two-week private visit approved the sack of the aides on Tuesday.
It was reported that the President approved the sack of at least 35 out of over 80 aides in the vice president’s office.
According to report, some of the sacked staff include senior special assistants, special assistants, personal assistants, technical assistants, and some whose appointments were approved in August.
It was learnt that even when Osinbajo was hoping that the alleged sack of 35 of the aides would be reversed by the president, some of the affected persons on Wednesday had their presidential villa access tags retrieved from them as they reported for work.
Some them who reported for work were said to have been approached at the gate by security personnel who seized their tags upon confirming that their names were contained in the list of sacked aides apparently provided for them.
Benco however, recall that the president had previously asked Osinbajo to seek presidential approvals for agencies under his supervision and also moved the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) from the vice-president’s office to a new ministry.