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Center praises Tinubu on suspension of NSIPA coordinator


The Center for Accountability and Transparency (CAT) has commended President Bola Tinubu for suspending the National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the National Social Investment Program Agency, Halimah Shehu.

In a statement signed by its Director-General, Dr. Hassan Abdullahi, the Center said that in order to enable a proper investigation into allegations of money laundering in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development under Sadiya Umar Farooq, said it needed to be stopped.

Dr. Abdullahi said President Tinubu has long earned a reputation for pragmatic leadership and has shown a desire to eradicate corruption, especially among government officials.

He said the president had not only dispelled the old order, but also appointed competent people to his cabinet, people with deep knowledge of the New Hope agenda and a reputation for integrity, transparency and accountability. Ta.

Dr. Abdullahi said President Tinubu is gradually weeding out the corruption he inherited, especially in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, which has been embroiled in various scandals.

Dr Abdullahi, however, called on security agencies to ensure that Mr Shehu, Mr Umar Farooq and others involved in the heinous act face the full wrath of the law.

“The Center for Accountability and Transparency (CAT) would like to commend President Tinubu for taking the bold step of suspending the CEO of the National Social Investment Program Agency. It shows that the President means business. “It shows,” he said.

“We are pleased that Halima Shehu is currently in EFCC custody in connection with fraud during her time as the National Coordinator in charge of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme. The name of former Minister Sadiya Umar Farooq is also It is listed.

“It is alleged that a massive fraud was carried out under her watch, laundering millions of dollars through a contractor, James Okwete.The former minister has refused requests to appear before investigators at EFCC headquarters. There is.

“As the Center, we demand justice. Shehu, Sadiya Umar Farooq, and their accomplices must face the full wrath of the law.”

Source: guardian.ng

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