President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff, COS, to the President.
A terse statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said both appointments take effect from May 29, 2019.
However, this is coming on the heels of protests and agitations against the reappointment of Mr Kyari.
Notably, pro-Buhari and All Progressives Congress’ groups comprising mostly of youths had staged protests in Kaduna State and Abuja, calling on Mr Buhari not to reappoint Mr Kyari into his government.
They alleged that Mr Kyari and Mamman Daura, whom they referred to as Presidency Cabal, were responsible for ‘low performance’ of President Buhari in his first four years in office.
During their protests, the youths displayed banners and placards with inscription such as; ‘we need security in Northern Nigeria’, ‘Abba Kyari must go’ and ‘Mamman Daura must go’ among others.
They marched straight to the Kaduna residence of Mamman Daura, chanting and singing, ‘Abba Kyari must go’, ‘Mamman Daura must go’.
Speaking to newsmen, the leader of the protesting youths, Auwal Suleiman lamented the increasing rate of insecurity in states like Zamfara, Kaduna State, Katsina and Adamawa among others.
According to him, “Today in Northern Nigeria we cannot go to our farms freely for fear of being kidnapped for ransom. That is if you are lucky not to be killed by bandits. Imagine what is happening in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and other parts of this country where insecurity is rampant.”