Buhari Orders Investigation Of Three Key Ministers

There is a strong indication that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has given the anti-corruption agencies the instruction to launch a detailed investigation into an allegation concerning some three ministers serving under him from petitions written by a civil society group and members of the public.

A source close to the Presidency revealed that the letter where the order was communicated to the agencies was written about a week ago and the agencies, EFCC and ICPC had already commenced the investigation.

The affected Ministers as claimed would be invited for interrogation later this week.

The investigation is said not to be a new practice as the President affirms his position to sanitise his government from corruption without minding whose ox is gored

The Federal Government had also submitted the list of food vendors engaged in the school feeding programme to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the State Security Service for investigation.

This came after the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk, said the government is spending N4,200 per household as a monthly COVID-19 intervention for 3,131,971 households, totaling N13,154,278,200.

The opposition party, PDP has described the School Feeding Programme as the use of innocent school children as cover to steal and funnel not less than N679 million daily to private purses.

In his words, the spokesperson of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said “it is now clear that the APC-led administration’s school feeding programme has always been a scam, the claims to feed school children even when schools are closed are colossal racketeering taken too far.”

However, the Spokesperson of the ruling Party, All Progressives Congress, APC in his response, accused the opposition party of suffering from post-colossal defeat trauma handed to them by the APC.

“They always feel that the way they squandered Nigeria’s resources during the sixteen years they ruled Nigeria will still be the order of the day.

“They missed it big time. President Muhammadu Buhari has been in public service for almost 37 years without being accused of stealing one kobo from the public office, a record that makes him unique in this country and Africa in general,” he said.

Additional Report: Streetjournalmagazine