NEWS:Maina: Kyari, Oyo-Ita reconcile, embrace publicly

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Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winnifred Oyo-Ita, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari during the FEC meeting.
Olalekan Adetayo , Abuja
The Chief of Staff to the President , Abba Kyari; and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation , Winnifred Oyo -Ita , on Wednesday embraced publicly before the commencement of the meeting of Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa , Abuja .
The development came exactly a week after the two top government officials engaged in an altercation at the same venue .
VIDEO : Kyari, Oyo -Ita argue over leaked memo, as Osinbajo watches
Oyo -Ita , on arrival at the Council Chambers , venue of the meeting went straight to Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo and greeted him.
She was still discussing with Osinbajo when Kyari arrived .
All smiles , Kyari and Oyo -Ita embraced publicly as cameramen struggled to get good shots of the public display of affection .
Other members of the council clapped for them as the drama unfolded .
A heated argument took place between the two officials last week .
The altercation was believed to be based on Oyo – Ita ’s leaked memo to Kyari on the controversial reinstatement and subsequent posting of the embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Commission ,
Abdulrasheed Maina .
The mild drama played out in the presence of Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate , Bukola Saraki ; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara , National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , John Odigie -Oyegun ; service chiefs and ministers .
Saraki , Dogara , Oyegun and the service chiefs were present to witness the inauguration of the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Boss Mustapha , as well as the inauguration of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance emblem .
Mustapha succeeded in calming frayed nerves after Osinbajo and Kyari were seen engaging the visibly angry Head of Service in a discussion .
The Deputy Chief of Staff , Ade Ipaye , also moved in and persuaded Oyo -Ita to return to her seat when it became obvious that all those in attendance were watching the drama with keen interest .

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