Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has debunked reports that he did not follow due process in the supervision of agencies under him.
Osinbajo made this known in a statement to newsmen on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
He described as sensational a report by an online medium which claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him.
Laolu Akande said: “This is obviously misleading and aims only to plant seeds of discord in the Presidency, while attempting to create unnecessary national hysteria.
“The agencies in question are established by law and the vice president has always insisted on due compliance with the enabling statutes and other established regulations.
“Depending on the particular scope of activity in question, agencies may require management approval only, at the level of the Director-General or Chief Executive Officer.
“In this category falls the great majority of their day-to-day activities.
“However, other activities, or procurement, with value exceeding a certain threshold, require Board approval.
“These may get to the agency Board chaired by the Vice President.
“In a few cases where presidential approval is required, the Director-General must seek such approval from the President, through the vice president.
“These rules have always guided the activities of statutory agencies and the ones under the vice president’s supervision have always been so guided.”
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