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Presidency Speaks On Sack Of Osinbajo’s Aides 

Funsho Akinwale

The Federal Government has cleared the air on the sack of 35 aides to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Mallam Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, in a series of tweets, said that the motive behind the president’s action was to save taxpayers’ money.

“The Presidency wishes to confirm that there is an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed.

“The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration.

“It is also an appropriate response to the general perception that the Presidency has an over sized and bloated workforce which acts as a drag on efficiency.

“As may have been noticed by discerning members of the public, a number of political appointees among the few that served in the office of the President were not returned for the second term.

“The office of the Vice President, His Excellency Yemi Osinbajo, has in compliance with the directive of the President equally been shed of a number of such appointees.

“In carrying out these exercises, the overriding objective is to save taxpayer money and deliver needed service to the public,” Shehu tweeted.