A letter announcing the sack of Kyari and purportedly signed by the SGF has been in circulation on social media.
OduNews.com had earlier reported that Abba Kyari tested positive for Coronavirus and this has led to rumours that he has been sacked by the President.
The latter has however been debunked as being fake.
The SGF, who spoke through the Director of Information, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Mr Willie Bassey, stated that the report was not true and should be disregarded.
According to him, the statement is a “Fake news” as the Office of the SGF does not sign releases like the one in circulation.
Is this how we send our releases? Have you ever sighted a release ever written by the SGF? I am not aware of the claim,” Bassey said.
The release being circulated stated that:
“The termination of the appointment of Mr. Abba Kyari took immediate effect. And the President has appointed Alhaji Babagana Kingibe as the new Chief of Staff (C0S).
“The President thanked Mr Abba Kyari for his absolute loyalty to him and to the nation during the period he served as his CoS. He prayed to God for his speedy recovery.”