A group, the Empowerment for Unemployed Youths Initiative, has hailed President Bola Tinubu over his prompt decision to investigate the allegation of financial misappropriation in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
The group in a statement by its National Coordinator, Danesi Momoh and Director of Research and Programmes, Igwe Ude-Umanta, said Nigeria now has a president who is committed to fighting corruption.
It however appealed to Nigerians to be vigilant, in sporting any case of corrupt practices and report such cases of corruption and abuse of office to the appropriate authorities.
The group further praised President Tinubu for “his courage and forthrightness” but asked him to go a step further and sanction the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation too.
It said, “Nigeria now has a President who is committed to fighting corruption and vigorously pursuing the renewed hope agenda. We must use the opportunity to purge our country of corrupt and inefficient leaders who are only looting our commonwealth.
“We also call for the suspension and subject the Permanent Secretary, Mr Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan to a thorough probe.
“It is not possible for the Permanent Secretary to be uninvolved or unaware of the sleaze that happened in a ministry where he is the Chief Accounting Officer and highest ranking Civil Servant. He, therefore, cannot be absolved without a deliberate scrutiny of his less-than-impressive roles.”