The Presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari laid off some aides to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as part of the ongoing overhauling of the seat of government.
President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, in his explanation said the decision was in a bid to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration.
Denying rumours of a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Shehu added that the development was only an appropriate response to the general perception that the Presidency has an oversized and bloated workforce which acts as a drag on efficiency.
The probably gives credence to the earlier published list of dismissed VP aides, which included Jibola Ajayi, the daughter of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state, and Babajide Awolowo, grandson of Obafemi Awolowo.
See them and their earlier positions