The presidency has released the statement below confirming that some aides of the vice president have been relieved of their position.
President Muhammadu Buahri’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in the statement that some “political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term.”
“The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration,” he said.
He said some aides of the president were also affected in the exercise which commenced after the re-election of the president.
Mr Shehu did not, however, give the number of aides affected by the sack.
“In the light of this, the Presidency wishes to strongly deny rumours of a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,” the spokesperson said.