Niger Delta youth congress, others urge Tinubu to probe Malami, three other ex-ministers
The Niger Delta Youth Congress, Initiative for Ethics and Value Orientation, Northern Youths Frontiers, National Movement for Democratic Change and 107 Anti-Corruption Crusade Groups, has urged President Bola Tinubu to probe some former ministers appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ex-ministers are former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami; former Minister of Humanitarian
Affairs, Saadiyya Umar Farouk; and former Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika.
The groups also passed a vote-of-no-confidence on the suspended Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, while urging the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the corruption allegations leveled against him.
They made the call in a joint statement signed by National Convener Niger Delta Youth Congress, Israel Uwejeyan; National Convener Movement for Democratic Change, Godfrey Osolase, and National Convener Initiative for Ethics and Value Orientation, Bello Idowu.
The statement expressed worry about corruption allegations against some top officials of the Buhari administration.
It acknowledged “the first step taken by the present administration under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu towards addressing our grievances by relieving Godwin Emefiele of his position as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor and subjecting him to an investigation.”
Nevertheless, it expressed “major concern that action is yet to be taken on other principal collaborators.”
The statement added: “We urge the President to constitute a more credible leadership of the EFCC, or in the alternative, set up an independent investigation panel of people of reputable integrity to conduct thorough and
The coalition said it “firmly believes that a strong and credible EFCC is essential for the prosperity and development of our nation.”
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