- The federal government is definitely making decisive efforts to curb corruption in the country
- As one of its moves in that direction, the federal government has sued the president of surveyors council, Joseph Olorunjuwon Agbenla, over alleged abuse of office
- Agbenla was said to have collected the sum of N5 million as allowances for meetings he failed to attend
Joseph Olorunjuwon Agbenla, the president of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SCN), has been sued by the federal government over alleged abuse of office.
In a suit filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Agbenla was accused of receiving the sum of N5 million as allowances for conferences he never attended, The Nation reports.
The case will be presided over by Justice A. O. Obong of the high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The accused retired as the permanent secretary and Surveyor-General in Lagos state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government on Tuesday, December 31, disengaged a total of 25 ambassadors and heads of foreign mission, Ferdinand Nwonye, a spokesperson of the foreign affairs ministry, has confirmed.
Legit.ng gathered that the affected ambassadors and heads of mission had earlier been informed of the plan to disengage them at the end of 2019, but they had insisted that the sack was sudden.
The ambassadors had complained that the letter of disengagement sent to them by the foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, in November 2019, did not give them time to complete diplomatic activities and prepare for their return to Nigeria.
Onyeama had reminded the affected officials that they were supposed to have left their positions since 2018, but that their tenures were extended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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