Buhari’s Minister speaks on faceoff with Presidency


The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claims that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency.

Mrs. Rhoda Ishaku Illiya, Assistant Director of Information in the ministry, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja while reacting to online reports alleging that Farouq was reprimanded by the presidency.

She stressed that at no time had the Presidency reprimanded the Minister for “excessive use of power and employment of staff beyond the financial capacity of the Ministry”.

The Minister has at no point employed any support staff, as employment in the Federal Civil Service is guided by laid down rules and procedures and cannot be carried out at the instance of the Minister.

“The staff of the…



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