Presidential Villa Staff Forced To Take Oath Of Secrecy After SaharaReporters Exposed Buhari’s ‘Secret’ Visit To UK

Staff members on the State House in Abuja have taken an oath of secrecy and warned that disclosing confidential info with out authorisation will entice penalties below public service guidelines.

This comes a couple of days after SaharaReporters completely reported how President Muhammadu Buhari secretly deliberate to go to the United Kingdom to keep away from rampage or any “embarrassing protest” towards him.

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“President Buhari is leaving for the UK tomorrow or Saturday for a 4-day programme. The secret trip has not been announced yet to avoid rampage against him in London. Recall how his last trip attracted protests in London,” a presidential supply had advised SaharaReporters final Friday.

Days after the report, the presidency introduced the Nigeria’s President can be touring to London to take part within the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025.

According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, the summit will “provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward towards transforming education systems in partner countries, through exchange of best practices”.

Adesina mentioned the summit can be co-hosted by Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Presidential Villa Staff Forced To Take Oath Of Secrecy After SaharaReporters Exposed Buhari’s ‘Secret’ Visit To UK 3

He added that the President will even spend some days for an earlier scheduled medical follow-up.

“After the Summit, the President will spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up. He is due back by second week of August, 2021,” Adesina mentioned.

Embarrassed by the report, Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar on Tuesday warned that disclosing confidential info by Aso Villa workers with out authorisation will entice penalties below public service guidelines.

According to a press release signed by the Assistant Director Information, State House, Patience Tilley-Gyado, Umar disclosed this on the administration of Oath of Secrecy and Declaration of Secrecy to 42 workers of the State House, administered by Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT High Court. Presidential Villa Staff Forced To Take Oath Of Secrecy After SaharaReporters Exposed Buhari’s ‘Secret’ Visit To UK 4

Tilley-Gyadi mentioned the Permanent Secretary defined that the oaths had been administered to workers members who deal with labeled paperwork.

‘‘We discovered that due to deployment of officers and retirement a number of our staff need to be placed under the radar so that they will be aware that their jobs, the kind of documents or information they are handling from day to day and beyond, are so important and must be safeguarded.

‘‘That’s the explanation we determined to do the needful by administering the Oath of Secrecy, highlighting the significance of letting them know what info they’re managing and the implications of the breach of such info,’’ Umar was quoted as saying.

Recall that the late former President, Umar Yar’Adua additionally compelled State House workers members to swear to an oath of secrecy after SaharaReporters reported that the primary citizen was critically in poor health.

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