Naija News had reported earlier that the President approved the re-appointment of Abba Kyari as his Chief of Staff (COS) and Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The appointment was contained in a terse statement issued on the micro-blogging site, Twitter by Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media.
According to the President’s Personal Assistant, Kyari and Mustapha’s appointments take effect from May 29, 2019.
“President @MBuhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr. Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS) to the President. Both appointments take effect from May 29, 2019,” Ahmad tweeted on Friday evening.
JUST IN: President @MBuhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS) to the President. Both appointments take effect from May 29, 2019.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 5, 2019
Moments after the news of the appointments broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to react to the appointment of Abba Kyari and Boss Mustapha.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
Plot twist: Abba Kyari appointed himself. https://t.co/ndPDBXe3pr
— Nicholas Ibekwe (@nicholasibekwe) July 5, 2019
With Abba Kyari’s re-appointment, I guess we should be expecting recycling of old and tested names as the next cabinet.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) July 5, 2019
So all that lobbying by Tunde Bakare, Amaechi and Elrufai didn't work…..
Abba Kyari and Boss Mustapha will be angry with them…
— Gege (@nigeriasbest) July 5, 2019
You worked with Abba Kyari for over 3 years, got convinced that you were satisfied with his work, won election 2 months before inauguration, yet it took you well over 1 month AFTER inauguration to announce his reappointment as your Chief of Saff.
— Nedu Ekeke #BBOG (@Nedunaija) July 5, 2019
— Chinedu O Peters (@chinedu0925) July 5, 2019
A lesson for those APC Group, who campaigned for Buhari reelection. They asked that Abba Kyari, etc, should not be reappointed, using their words, "this time is no more monkey de work baboon de chop". You now realize your Buhari is not a leader but a dictator. A leader listens. https://t.co/IuGmTPq5rz
— Concerned citizen (@aelinwa) July 5, 2019
Abba Kyari is back. Boss Mustapha is back. Now wait for the same failed Ministers who served the failed Govt of Buhari from 2015. Nothing would ever change. It is same ol, same ol!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) July 5, 2019
Two names stood out of the 11.
North – 9
South – 2
Mind you we didn't add Kyari and Boss Mustapha.. That will be annihilation if done!
Oh Buhari pic.twitter.com/f6HT9jaiT5
— Obaro™ (@0bar0) July 5, 2019
Lmao, buhari renews boss Mustapha and Abba kyari's appointment as SGF and COS respectively. Have you not given up? Wait until you see the list of ministers, 20 ministers are going to be reappointed out of 36. Give up now.
— Cmr. Mohammed Ahmed (@I_Am_marwa) July 5, 2019