The Presidency has described the reported resignation of the Chief of
Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and the Director-General of the
Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, as “mere distraction and pure
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media
and Publicity, stated this in Abuja on Sunday night while reacting to
social media reports on the purported resignation of Messrs. Kyari and
Mr. Shehu, who frowned at the report, said the Chief of Staff left
Abuja on Saturday for China on presidential assignment and would be back
by the middle of the week.
He said: “The report is pure mischief. What I can tell you is that
the President sent the Chief of Staff Malam Abba Kyari to China on an
“He left on Saturday and we are expecting him by the middle of the week.
“The DG DSS who spoke with me a few hours ago is busy on his job. Nothing to indicate resignation.
“I think these are mere distraction.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that an online outfit; Post-Nigeria, first reported the purported resignation, on Sunday.