Buhari sacks Ajimobi’s daughter 3months after appointment, explains why

The daughter of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi has been sacked by Buhari’s government few months after appointment.

Ajibola Ajayi, who was appointed as Special Assistant, SA Legal, to work with the office of the vice president is one of the unfortunate 35 appointees who fall under the sack hammer recently brandished by the federal government.

She was appointed Special Assistant, Legal to the President (VP’s office) in August 2019. She was a former SA to the President on Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE (VP’s office) from October 2015 to May 2019. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School. She holds a Bachelor’s degree, LLB Law and Politics from University of Essex.

The Presidency, however, on Friday confirmed the sacking of some of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s aides.

In a statement said that ‘there is, on-going, an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the second term’.

The presidency noted the exercise was ordered by president Buhari ‘to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration’, adding that it is also an appropriate response to the general perception that the presidency has an oversized and bloated workforce which acts as a drag on efficiency.

The spokesperson of President Buhari, Garba Shehu maintained that the exercise was not personal or targeted to undermine the Vice President’s office.

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