GEJ fired SURE-P boss for attending Obasanjo’s birthday event?


That’s the trending discussion right now on social media. Presidential spokesperson Reuben Abati a few hours ago announced the sack of SURE-P boss, Martin Luther Agwai, and now there are reports that he was sacked for attending former president Obasanjo’s birthday event last week.

Premium Times reports 

Premium Times understands reliably that Mr. Agwai was fired for flouting a presidential instruction that no government official or member of the ruling PDP, should attend the birthday event of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, last week.

Sources within the presidency told Premium Times that all government functionaries were instructed by President Jonathan to boycott Mr. Obasanjo’s birthday event.

Our sources said when informed of the president’s warning, Mr. Agwai, who climbed to the pinnacle of his career under the Obasanjo administration, said he will go ahead and attend the function, more so, in view of the president’s directive. Our sources said for daring the president, it was clear Mr. Agwai would be fired.

One source said it appears Mr. Agwai was informed ahead of the announcement of his removal Tuesday, as the former defence chief arrived early at the SURE-P office to pack his belongings.

Mr. Agwai himself replaced Christopher Kolade, who left office after criticising the president

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