In an exclusive video obtained by SecretReporters, Dr. Nasiru Ladan Mohammed Argungu who’s the Director-General of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) was clearly seen boasting on how he and six others formed the presidency long before the arrival of the likes of Abba Kyari who allegedly is a spear-head of the cabal and purported to have taken over the presidency while berating the ever powerful President’s nephew and Personal Assistant, Tunde Sabiu.
The astute politician and Cardiologist by training was visibly seen in an interview with some reporters bragging that he is one of the few persons close to Mr President while lamenting on the unfair treatment on an undisclosed allegation against Col. Hammed Ali.
According to him, he and six others sat and formed the government even before the arrival of the powerful Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who is alleged to be the one indirectly calling the shots in the APC led government of President Mohammadu Buhari.
“Let me just tell you something, myself, Dr Ibrahim, Col Hammed Ali, Col Abdallah, Col Garba India, Dr Mahmood, Dr M.B. Shehu, Emeka Chairman TETFUND, we are the team there is nothing before the coming of Abba kyari, we sat and formed the Government right from S.As up to ministers to people that are supposed to be appointed as special advisers of the economy, there is nothing I don’t know.”
Col. Hammed Ali is the current Comptroller General of The Nigerian Customs Service. He was appointed to the Comptroller General position by President Muhammadu Buhari on 27 August 2015. Col. Abdallah currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and was appointed into the post by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 11, 2016. Col. Garba India is also the chairman Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) appointed on August 26th 2016.
SecretReporters also learnt that Engr. Mustafa Balarabe Shehu, is the President, Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO) and CEO of MBS Engineering Limited an engineering firm involved in power systems designs, building services, and project management amongst other services with a wide clientele base ranging from Federal and State Government Organizations, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Central Bank of Nigeria among others. While Emeka (Chukwuemeka Uwaezuoke Nwajiuba) is the Board chairman Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
Also in the revelation which could be termed as an individual interest in appointments racketeering within the office of the President, Dr Nasiru further stated “If there is anybody at this present moment, If there is anybody that is close to Col. Hammed Ali I am one of them and to be fair to Col. Hammed Ali, all the list he submitted to Mr President, Mr President did not appoint even a single individual talkless of… who is Tunde? Is it just because Tunde is close to Mr President”, thereby disputing the president’s words during his visit to the Obi of Onitsha, Ambassador Emeka Ayo Azikiwe, on the sidelines of his presidential campaign activities in the state, that his appointments were solely based on merit.
Tunde is reputed to be the most powerful man behind the scene in Aso Rock. The less than thirty years old young man we gathered decides who sees Mr Buhari and has allegedly cornered wealth of the nation to himself. He moves around with loads of SSS and other security details that are not available to Ministers. Our sources alleged that he’s on the payroll of most governors especially from the North who seek easy audience and favor from the President.
“The name Tunde was given to him by Buhari in remembrance of his former 2iC, Tunde Idiagbon. He’s said to be fond of Buhari as a toddler and never allowed anyone carry him apart from him, always crawling up to him whenever he comes to Katsina. That was the beginning of their bond.” disclosed our source.
This revelation is coming on the heels of rumours that there might be rancour within the president’s camp especially during and in the build-up to his presidential campaign, with some parties feeling short-changed that only a few now control the decision making process and resources in the Aso Villa.
He didn’t reply to messages sent to his phone from our newsroom.