Afenifere, the socio-political organization representing the Yoruba community at large, has expressed its unequivocal backing for President Bola Tinubu’s steadfast commitment to combat corruption. This support extends specifically to his determination in eradicating the menace that may exist within his own cabinet. The leading Yoruba organization expressed its strong condemnation of the ongoing corruption scandal within the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. Emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation, the group urged efforts to uncover the alleged financial misconduct taking place in the Ministry.
Kole Omololu, the National Organizing Secretary of the group, emphasized the need for Tinubu to broaden the scope of the investigation. This includes not only looking into other ministries but also scrutinizing the companies that have received excessively high consultancy fees. Afenifere advocates for the thorough tackling of corruption in order to avoid a persistent cascade of challenges faced by the nation. Afenifere expressed their strong dedication to the development and welfare of the country, emphasizing their preparedness to offer assistance in the ongoing fight against corruption.
The presence of corruption continues to pose a substantial obstacle.
Their firm conviction remains that the elimination of corruption holds utmost importance in establishing an environment that fosters sustainable progress, equitable prospects, and societal fairness accessible to every individual residing in Nigeria. As a result, it is their sincere plea to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, to once again declare his unwavering commitment to progress and prosperity, together with his administration. President Tinubu, as the leader and highest authority of Nigeria, bears the immense responsibility of demonstrating unwavering resolve and unwavering determination in tackling the crucial challenge of corruption.
It is an issue that has deeply plagued this cherished nation for an extensive period of time. The presence of corruption continues to pose a substantial obstacle to the country’s advancement, impeding shared aspirations as a nation. In order to create a society free from corruption, it is absolutely crucial that the country addresses this matter head on. They firmly maintain the perspective that it is essential to adopt a strict policy of zero-tolerance towards corruption if they are to successfully accomplish this objective.
Thorough scrutiny of every facet of the ministry’s monetary dealings.
Also, they implored the President to launch a comprehensive inquiry into the accusations of corruption that have come to light concerning the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. It is of utmost importance to thoroughly scrutinize every facet of the ministry’s monetary dealings in order to uphold transparency and foster accountability. The organization emphasized once more the need for a thorough examination into the monetary activities linked to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Furthermore, they strongly urged for a meticulous forensic audit to be conducted on both the ministry and the parties involved in the exorbitantly increased consultancy verification charges. Afenifere expresses worries regarding the allocation of nearly 4 billion naira solely for the verification of beneficiaries, raising doubts about the amount of funds remaining for disbursement to those verified beneficiaries. The organization questions the adequacy of the country’s limited resources for this purpose. It is their strong conviction that every individual, without exception, should be subject to this inquiry.
President Tinubu must honour the trust bestowed upon him.
Additionally, it is imperative for the government led by President Tinubu to serve as an exemplar and exhibit unyielding devotion to the ideals of sound administration. In addition, it is imperative to underscore the significance of conducting this inquiry without any intervention or prejudice, guaranteeing a process that is equitable and impartial. President Tinubu must honour the trust bestowed upon him by the Nigerian citizens, for they have overwhelmingly invested their faith in him. Thus, it is imperative for him to exhibit unwavering dedication towards transparency and accountability in all his actions.