Coalition Questions Garba Shehu’s Capability as Presidential Aide – Wants Spokesman Sacked

THE capability of one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide to act as an adviser to the Nigerian number-one citizen is being questioned following what is tagged ’irresponsible’ comment over the death of scores of farmers in Borno State.

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Garba Shehu – a Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, during an interview on a national television, that Service Chiefs would remain as long as the president wants.  The comment came after last weekend’s killing of scores of farmers by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno.

Apparently angered by the comments, the Coalition of Civil Society for Peace and Good Governance in Africa – COSPAGA, has appealed to President Buhari to sack and replace Shehu with a more competent and experienced professional in the field of communication.

“Nothing can be more irresponsible, reckless, insensitive, unprofessional as such a statement. We wonder if Garba Shehu ever went to any image managing school in his life,’’ the coalition said in a statement.

The coalition said the remark by the Senior Special Assistant to President raised questions about the spokesman’s professionalism.

“For us, we think Garba Shehu is a liability to Buhari’s government and is largely responsible for putting this government in a bad light.

“We appeal to Mr. President to sack and replace him with a more competent and experienced Nigerian.

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