Corruption Allegations: Buhari Must Redeem His Image

Corruption Allegations: Buhari Must Redeem His Image

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
Barrister Roland Oweilaemi Pereotubo, the Ijaw Youth Council(IYC) President, has admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to extricate himself from the string of allegations of corruption been made against him and some of his aides.
In a statement, the youth president stressed that “the series of allegations of corruption and other social vices against the present government is becoming worrisome.
“Our concern is hinged on the fact that this government came to office with a promise to fight corruption without an exception. “The weighty allegations and indictments of senior officials of the Government without the President taking action against them has given us cause of concern.
“Even though Mr. President is repeatedly boosting his ego that he is fighting corruption from both ends,
“IYC is worried about the President Buhari’s lukewarm attitude towards personnel accused of corrupt dealings in his government.
“If Mr. President is really fighting corruption then he should made public the report of the Presidential Committee set up to investigate the N270m allegation against the suspended SGF, Mr. Babachir Lawal and the $43m Osbourne Tower scam against the Former NIA boss.”
Going further, Barrister Pereotubo said “Nigerians also want to find out why the Former EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde who was removed from office on series of allegations of financial improprietary and subsequently declared wanted is now secretly reinstated and appointed as the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Fraud Unit (SPU) in Lagos?”
According to Barrister Pereotubo, “while all these are happening under the nose of Mr. President’s anti-corruption drive.
“The worst thing that caught our consternation is the secret reinstatement of the wanted former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform, Mr. Abdullarasheed Maina back into the Federal civil service and promoted to the rank of director. Though President Buhari has graciously ordered for his disengagement from the civil service, we plead with Mr. President to thoroughly investigate the process of his reinstatement and bring to book whoever is culpable.”
On the $25m scam that hit the NNPC, Barrister Pereotubo called on President Buhari to properly investigate the entire gamut that characterised the said contract.