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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Is this what we need in this country? Read below the story of the secrecy pact sworn
to by the president's men.

"More than one year after they assumed duties, political office holders serving in the
Presidential Villa, Abuja, were on Tuesday, administered the oath of secrecy and
declaration of secrecy. The appointees, including the Principal Secretary to the
President, Mr. David Edevbie, Principal Secretary to the Vice President, Chief Mike
Oghiadome, the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, Dr. Tanimu Yakubu, the
Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the President, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, Chief
Physician to the President, Dr. Salisu Barau Banye, and Senior Special Assistant
(Media and Publicity) to the Vice President, Mr. Ima Niboro, were told, President
Umaru Yar’Adua gave the directive to that effect.

The occasion attracted the Permanent Secretary, State House, Amb. Babakura
Kaigama, who in addition to conveying the president’s order, pointed out that
the civil servants in Aso Rock had already taken the oath. Justice Husseini Yusuf
Baba of the Abuja High Court, who administered the oath, urged all the
appointees to respect the solemn promises they had made before God, as they
discharged the enormous tasks before them.

The Daily Sun learnt that it was the first time that all categories of political office
holders in Aso Rock would be administered the oath of secrecy since the return of
democracy in the country. Before now, political office holders were only subjected to
oath of office and allegiance on assumption of office. A statement on Tuesday’s
development from the office of the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the
President was, however, silent on why the exercise was ordered at this time.

According to the official record, there are all together 70 political appointees in
the Presidential Villa, Abuja, serving in the offices of the president, vice president,
the first lady, as well as the vice president's wife, among others."

What do you all make of all this? Comments are welcomed.


gbenga said...

okija shrine!!!! Something must be very fishy and wrong with this government.

Dotun Ajegbile said...

what do you expect from PDP Gov. that is raising billions for a building but fail to raise the standard of living of average Nigerians, na paddy paddy gov. be that ooo in the late fella's word.
God willing this murdrous group will vanish soon from aso rock.

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