President Bola Tinubu has declared that his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila “is a man of integrity”, reinstating his confidence in Gbajabiamila’s capacity.
Tinubu said this just before the commencement of this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“About what is happening, I have told everyone in this country that I can make mistakes, rewrite them out and correct them. Perfection is that of God Almighty. I have absolute confidence in the integrity of my Chief of Staff,” the President was heard saying in a video uploaded on X platform (formerly Twitter) by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Tinubu’s remark is a reaction to a report on how some loyalists of the president accused the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila of selling appointments to the highest bidders.
The claim had caused outrage among members of the public who called for a thorough investigation into the matter and demanding the immediate suspension of Gbajabiamila for allegedly profiting from government appointments.
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The sources alleged that since the beginning of President Tinubu’s administration, Gbajabiamila has been replacing some of the names of individuals approved by the President for appointments with his own choices.
One of the examples cited is the replacement of the name of Ekiti REC with the name of a former commissioner under the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi.
The source added that following Gbajabiamila’s alleged actions, a plan was in place to ease him out of the Villa by giving him an ambassadorial appointment.