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NPC Appointment: Garba Shehu speaks on reversing National Council of State decision


Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to reports that he reversed a recent decision of the National Council of State.

The National Council of State is made up of the president, vice president, state governors, leaders of the National Assembly and past Nigerian leaders at the federal level.

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On Friday, Sahara Reporters published a report which said the presidential spokesman reversed the decision of the constitutional body to appoint a Christian as head of the National Population Commission (NPC).

The news medium said, Mr Shehu, in a statement to newsmen, announced a Muslim as the new occupant of the position in contrary.

Reacting to the accusation, the accused denied the allegation, saying he never knew he had such powers.

“The digital newspaper published using donor funds from the US including the Ford Foudation & the Omidyar Foundation, which publisher is standing trial for plotting the overthrow of the elected govt of Nigeria is reporting that I have changed the decision of a constitutional body, the National Council of State. Pray, I didn’t know that I was this powerful!” he said in a Friday tweet.

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