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Truth About The Office Of The Chief Of Staff To The President You Never Knew! by wenson(m): 5:34pm On Apr 26, 2020
My people perish for lack of knowledge.
Requisite knowledge for URGENT PRAYERS for the unconstitutional scam called "The Presidency" in Nigeria by Dr. Ugo Njoku

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT

The office of the chief of staff to the president, is not known to the Nigerian Constitution or any law for that matter. However, section 171(2)(e) of the Constitution allows the president to have personal staffs. At best therefore, the chief of staff to the president is merely the head of the president's personal staff like cooks, drivers and media aides.

For the avoidance of doubt, staff in the office of the president who are in the civil service of the federation are not personal staff of the president, neither are Ministers. Personal staff of the president which the chief of staff heads, means nothing more than personal staffs.

Section 5 of the Constitution vests the executive powers of the federation in the president. The president can either exercise the powers in person, through the vice president and ministers or through officers in the public service of the federation. The express mention of persons through whom the president can exercise his powers, is the express exclusion of persons not mentioned.

The chief of staff is not the vice president, a minister or even an officer in the public service of the federation. One begins to wonder on what bases a chief of staff would be exercising presidential powers even to the extent of going to Germany to "negotiate" power contracts for Nigeria.

The office of the chief of staff which is not known to the Nigerian Constitution cannot be above the least office in the federal civil service which enjoys constitutional flavour. It was therefore very unfortunate that Nigeria had a chief of staff that attended federal executive council meetings, national security meetings and signed nearly all the documents that emanated from the president's office.

If the president intended to abdicate his responsibilities, or is intellectually incapable of effectively carrying out his responsibilities, under section 5, the presidential powers will devolve first, on the vice president, ministers or officers who are in the federal civil service.

What Nigeria witnessed in recent times, was a grand abuse of office by the chief of staff. It was a case of taking undue advantage of one's closeness to "an unaware" president, to usurp presidential powers. Those who would justify it on the grounds of loyalty and trust, are abundantly ignorant that in a constitutional democracy, exercise of powers is as provided by the Constitution. We could as well argue that the chief of staff to the Senate president can attend Senate plenaries.
Fighting with Aisah Buhari was in order as he was the head of kitchen staff. When then will we wake up from this slumber with all the SANs, Profs and Drs of Law yet no one knew or challenged this. Little wonder prominent men were lobbying for the office even before mallam was buried.
Can any serious pupil lawyer now approach the courts to ask that this point be cleared before another pseudo president emerges to rule dictatorially in the octopus name they called "The Presidency". This is if the NBA or the SANs or the Body of Benchers are part of the scam in Nigerianized surrogate presidency we have been subjected to in Lugard's failed and expired amalgamation of diverse nationalities for the gross exploitation of the south for the sole benefit of cabals and parasitic prodigal profligates that have misruled and held this nation hostage. The sins of Lugards and the British Government against the indigenous people of Nigeria will be paid for in full in the near future. The natural laws of sowing and reaping is still alive. Only repentance, confession and restitutions can ameliorate the degrees of retribution for gross conspiracies and sins against others. The earlier Britain starts looking into their sordid past in Nigeria, the better for them and the future of the British.
Re: Truth About The Office Of The Chief Of Staff To The President You Never Knew! by mopol123: 5:53pm On Apr 26, 2020
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Re: Truth About The Office Of The Chief Of Staff To The President You Never Knew! by Karlifate: 8:17pm On Apr 26, 2020
Weak President = Powerful Chief of Staff.
Re: Truth About The Office Of The Chief Of Staff To The President You Never Knew! by wenson(m): 10:17pm On Apr 26, 2020
Karlifate:
Weak President = Powerful Chief of Staff.
Hence the reason y dat post seems exotic now

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