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State House perm sec not on suspension – Presidency

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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

The Presidency on Friday said there was no truth in an online report suggesting that the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr. Jalal Arabi, is on suspension.

According to a statement by the Deputy Director (Information), Mr. Abiodun Oladunjoye, the permanent secretary is also not under any probe.

“The Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, is not on suspension as erroneously reported in some quarters.

“Mr. Arabi is at his desk dutifully attending to important state matters and is not under any probe, neither is he a subject of any enquiry.

“Also, there is absolutely no truth in the spurious allegations levelled against the Permanent Secretary and his office in the fictitious report published by an online medium,” the statement read.

Oladunjoye added that the permanent secretary was among Muslim faithful who joined Buhari for the Juma’at prayers on Friday and could not have attended if he was on suspension.

“I remain committed and dedicated to the professional discharge of my duties and I refuse to be distracted by adversarial forces,” he quoted Arabi as saying in his reaction to the report of his suspension.

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