The First Lady, Dr. Aisha Buhari has directed that all workers in Aso Villa must go for medical test latest by Friday or be booted out.
The Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and three of his aides had tested positive to Coronavirus disease.
Dr. Aisha Buhari.
The First Lady was also said to have directed that the Head of Service should sack the Permanent Secretary of the Villa, Jalal Aribi because the PS only works for the sick Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari who is currently receiving treatment in Lagos and since his boss is not there, the Villa would want him away.
You will recall that Dr. Aisha had accused the PS of fraud at the Villa Clinic by not equipping the clinic yet collecting huge amount through budget for the clinic as well as not paying the Doctors at the Clinic their salary in time but lodge it in a fixed account. No arm of Government had since reacted to the allegation.
Although the HOS was said to have applied wisdom, by simply transferring Aribi from the Villa. Patmos Media Line learnt that there was wild jubilation at his removal at the Villa.
A Human Rights Activist, Adetutu Balogun broke some of the news on her Tweeter handle.
Adetutu wrote: “Aisha instructed the HOS to fire the Permanent Secretary in the Aso Rock Villa. The guy only reports to Kyari, as soon as he was fired jubilation erupted in the Villa. As at today she has mandated that every single person that works in the Villa must undergo test tomorrow (Friday) unfailingly”. The Tweeter message was sent on Thursday morning.
Uncomfortable reports say Baba Buhari in his 70’s is still sick despite taking the Coronavirus test twice declared fit. Unconfirmed reports say he may be flown to London for treatment if symptoms persist.
Reports also say the Villa has been a ghost of itself as there is a lock down since Abba Kyari took ill.
Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina objected saying it does not mean the Villa is on lock down.
“It’s just that things are a bit on the low key just like the rest of the country”, Adesina said.
- Eniola Olatunji.