The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has pledged to support President Bola Tinubu’s fight against corruption in the country.
This came on the premise of the corruption scandal rocking the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
The National Organising Secretary of the group, Kole Omololu, in a statement, maintained that an extensive investigation must be carried out to unearth the alleged financial recklessness happening within the Ministry.
Omololu also called on Tinubu to extend the investigation to other ministries as well as the companies that received inflated consultancy fees, according to the Guardian.
The group stressed that the country will continue to face challenges if corruption is not dealt with thoroughly.
“As an organisation deeply committed to the progress and well-being of our nation, we are ready to provide our support in the battle against corruption,” Afenifere added.
Meanwhile, President Tinubu’s less than one year in office has led to the sack of some officials based on corruption.
Recall that the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, was on Monday denied access to see President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
The confirmation of her suspension was released just as she was within the President’s office complex waiting for access to see him.
Edu’s predecessor in office, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, was on Monday detained by EFCC over an alleged N37.1 billion fraud while she held sway as minister
This include the recent suspension of the National Social Investment Programme Agency’s National Coordinator over N44 billion financial misappropriation.
President Tinubu’s eyes on financial transactions have raised hopes of Nigerians for a departure from past practices of brushing corruption cases aside.