By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA-Presidency Monday rose in defence of Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff, CoS to President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that he never used the funds of the Nigeria High Commission in London to pay his medical bills during a recent visit for emergency medical treatment.
Also, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on the same day attested to the innocence of the CoS.
The clarification was sequel to allegations contained in a report by an online news medium recently.
Reacting to the report, the presidency which spoke through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement said the allegations were totally incorrect, misleading and a fabrication.
The statement read thus: “The Nigeria High Commission in London did not at any time ever settle the medical bills or any other bills for that matter as Abba Kyari personally took responsibility for paying his own bills.
“This is by the Chief of Staff’s choice. He pays for his medicals, his taxi and accommodation in the U.K in spite of the high office he occupies, even when there is no rule that says he cannot be catered for by government.