President Muhammadu Buhari has given the anti-corruption agencies the order to immediately commence full investigation into the activities of three of the ministers serving under him after receiving petitions from civil society and members of the public.
According to an impeccable source who is privy to the matter, the letter to this effect was issued penultimate week ago.
The agency concerned has swung into action and has commenced the investigation of the ministers.
Barring any last-minute changes in the investigation, the affected persons are to be invited this week for interrogation, according to the impeccable source.
The agencies involved- the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, confirmed toThe Street Journal that they have received directives from the president to conduct a thorough investigation on the activities of the ministers.
However, they added that it’s not a new thing.
“It’s not a new thing for us to be directed by Mr President to investigate petitions from members of the public. Investigation does not mean they are guilty. You are aware of the Position of Mr President on the ongoing war against corruption. There is no sacred cow in the record of President Buhari on the fight against corruption and that is the Position of our chairman,” the source said.
When The Street Journal pressed our source further, he said, “we have gone far and you will hear from us soon, that’s the only thing that I can tell you for now”
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has submitted the list of food vendors engaged in the school feeding programme to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) and the State Security Service, self-styled as the Department of State Services, DSS.
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-19intervention for 3,131,971 households, totaling N13,154,278,200.
The People Democratic Party, PDP has described “the use of innocent school children as cover to steal and funnel not less than N679 million daily to private purses as sacrilegious, wicked and completely unpardonable”,
“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.