I was not suspended, says Abbah Kyari, Buhari’s Chief of Staff

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Chief of Staff, CoS to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abbah Kyari, has dismissed reports in some quarters that he was on suspension.

Unconfirmed reports linking him to an alleged monetary inducement from MTN to reduce the fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC for selling unregistered sim cards had been rife and as such prompted a reprimand from the President in line with his anti-corruption war.

For over two weeks, Kyari was neither in his office not sighted around the presidential Villa, clutching his usual file to the President’s office.

But speaking tacitly with State House Correspondents who were surprised to see him on Friday, the CoS, said he was on a short leave and had just resumed. Sighting Journalists, he asked “Are you going to tweet that I am back? I don’t go on leave?” Asked to comment on the reports of his purported suspension, he responded: “I don’t talk to the press.

You know my job doesn’t hold me talking.”

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