Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Malami accused of plotting to sack Finance minister over alleged $418m Paris Club Payment bribe


President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, are said to be colluding against Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.

Ahmed, SaharaReporters reported ire Gambari and Abubakar for allegedly influencing Buhari to suspend the controversial payment of $418million to Paris Club consultants, earlier approved by the President.

The finance minister’s action the publication said, didn’t sit well with the CoS and the AGF and are reportedly making devilish plans to get Buhari to sack her.

Quoting an unnamed source, it wrote:  “They were shocked that the President could suspend the payment; Gambari, Malami, Buhari’s son-in-law, Gambari’s son, were promised about 40 per cent of the total payment. Unfortunately, these companies and individuals they want the Nigerian government to pay didn’t do any job for such amount of money to be paid to them.

“They got angry with Ahmed Zainab, claiming she advised the President against releasing the money. This is not the first time they would be having issue with her though; the cabals thought they could use her like they were using Kemi Adeosun. They have started cooking up different allegations against her which will be presented to the President soon; they call it the Magu’s treatment.

“They also want to remove Patience Oniha as the Director General of the DMO. Since they failed to use judges (fake court orders) to force her to release the promissory notes that they don’t deserve, they started threatening her to make sure that she is removed. They also want to use her workers at the DMO to embarrass her by going on strike.”

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