A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, has condemned the Head of Service, Winifred Eyo-Ita, for confronting President Muhammadu Buhari over the reinstatement of former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission, Abdulrasheed Maina into the Civil Service.
Keyamo faulted Eyo-Ita’s claim that she called Buhari aside after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on October 11, where she warned the President against bringing Maina back to the service.
He said the HoS breached the standard bureaucratic practice by calling Buhari aside and whispering to his ear, rather than putting her views in writing.
“I have read her memo very well where she said after the FEC meeting, she called the President aside, and spoke to him orally. Government is all about bureaucracy and not oral communication.
“If she had reservations about Maina’s recall, she should have put it to the President in black and white for him to look at it. Whispering in itself is not a standard procedure in bureaucracy. She can not whisper into the ears of the President as if it was a secret society.”