- The presidency has addressed a rumour that has been floating in the media space
- There had been reports that the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, has been suspended
- The presidency has however denied the report
The presidency has addressed a rumour that has been floating in the media space concerning the permanent secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi.
The presidency denied media reports that Arabi had been suspended.
The denial was contained in a statement sent to journalists and seen by NAIJ.com, signed by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director (Information) in the State House.
The statement affirmed that Arabi is not on suspension as erroneously reported in some quarters.
Arabi remained at his desk “dutifully attending to important state matters and is not under any probe, neither is he a subject of any enquiry.
“Also, there is absolutely no truth in the spurious allegations levelled against the Permanent Secretary and his office in the fictitious report published by an on-line medium.”
The statement quoted the Permanent Secretary as saying: “I remain committed and dedicated to the professional discharge of my duties and I refuse to be distracted by adversarial forces.”
NAIJ.com cited the Arabi and other Muslim faithfuls attending the Juma’at prayer at the State House mosque with President Muhammadu Buhari in a video shared by presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad.