According to Sunday Vanguard sources, Alhaji Rimi who served as President Goodluck Jonathan’s Chief Protocol Officer was posted to Nigeria Embassy in Abu Dhabi shortly before the presidential Election but was recalled by President Buhari who appointed him as his PLO before his inauguration has been sacked.
His removal was effected last week, though no reason was given for his sudden disengagement from the Presidential Villa.
He is a career civil servant who had served in high positions including Nigeria\’s embassy in the United States of America before he was posted to the presidential Villa as a Protocol officer where he served both President Umaru YarAdua and President Jonathan.
During last visit to the United Nations General Assembly meeting in the United States of America, Alhaji Nura was with President Buhari entourage and facilitated most of the meetings that President Buhari attended in the sidelines of the UNGA.
Since his swearing in, President Buhari has sacked some of his key aides including the CSO, Mani Abdulrahman and Widi Liman the Administrative Officer in the Presidential Villa. No reason was given for the president’s decision which has also not been officially announced.
Repeated calls to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adeshina were unanswered as at the time of filing this report.