The Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita and Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari, were reportedly summoned for questioning by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council on Wednesday.
The summon, was as a result of their public altercation over the leaked memo, where the HoS claimed to have warned President Buhari, on the implications of reinstating the embattled former chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission, Abdulrasheed Maina, especially to his anti-corruption crusade.
Sources at the meeting, disclosed that the verbal tirade was because Kyari accused Oyo-Ita of leaking the memo and vice-versa.
The source which pleaded for anonymity, disclosed that even the presence of the Vice-president Yemi Oshibajo, Senate president Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun; service chiefs and ministers could not deter the duo.
Saraki, Dogara, Oyegun and the service chiefs were present to witness the inauguration of the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, as well as the launching of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance emblem.
The source said President Buhari was embarrassed when he was informed of the unfortunate situation and that consequently, he summoned the duo to meet with him privately with him at the end of the FEC meeting on Wednesday.
“The President was embarrassed when he leant about the altercation between the two officials. He, therefore, asked the two officials to see him after the FEC meeting. It was a gory sight, seeing the two officials almost fighting at the Council Chambers.
“Efforts made by the VP to calm the two officials were rebuffed by the two officials. It was apparent that none of them had faith in each other.”
The outcome of the private discussion was not yet available as at press time.