Buhari Bars Ministers From Contact With Him, Directs Them To Kyari
President Muhammadu Buhari has barred all incoming ministers from making direct contact with him and directed to pass all submissions and/ or meeting requests through his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
President Buhari also directed that all Federal Executive Council matters be coordinated through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.
Buhari stated this in his closing remarks at the presidential retreat for ministers – designate, presidential aides and other top government functionaries, held at the state house, Abuja, Tuesday, 20th August 2019.
Speaking, the president said:
“You will find that working collaboratively and purposefully will enable us to achieve quicker results, recognizing that four years is not a very long time.
“For the new Ministers, make sure you engage and benefit from the experience of the older Ministers and former Governors in the cabinet.
“In terms of coordination, kindly ensure that all submissions for my attention or meeting requests be channeled through the Chief of Staff.
“[Mean]while all Federal Executive Council matters be coordinated through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.”
Read the full speech below: