- President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, Mr Abba Kyari is a controversial figure
- Kyari is reportedly at loggerheads with most serving ministers because of his approach to work
- Kyari is said not to be very conversant with his duties as the president's right hand man
A report by The Authority has detailed how President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, Mr Abba Kyari is at loggerheads with most serving ministers because of his approach to work.
According to the report, Kyari is said not to be very conversant with his duties as the president's right hand man and it is affecting his relationship with the ministers.
In response to criticisms against him, Kyari has reportedly “hired” Ambassador Babagana Kingibe to help him run his office.
Already, ministers from the North have complained to the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on how the activities of Kyari is hindering the performance of the Buhari administration.
The report revealed that the immediate past minister of environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed tongue-lashed the chief of staff for querying her for by-passing his office to see the president.
Also the minister of transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has also clashed with the chief of staff for bypassing him to see the president.
Amaechi reportedly asked him where he was when they were campaigning to get the president elected.
Kyari is said to be so lax in his duties to the extent that memos are not attended to on time even when they are urgent.
For memo, the memo from the sports ministry on welfare packages for late Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu is still with the chief of sand this is why the federal government is yet to announce the naming of the Abuja Stadium after Keshi.
Compared to previous Chiefs of Staff, Abba Kyari is seen as a none-starter in competence, capacity and knowledge of Nigeria.
“While you will never find General Mohammed posing in any group picture with visiting dignitaries, posing with visiting dignitaries is the only part of the job ... Abba Kyari knows. He prefers the perks of the office,” a source said.
Meanwhile, details have emerged on how Engineer David Babachir Lawal emerged as the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF).
According to a recent media report, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is said to be behind Lawal's emergence