- President Muhammadu Buhari orders the suspension of the director-general (DG) of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu
- Kawu’s suspension follows his investigation on allegations of corruption by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over alleged N2.5 billion fraud
- Sources at the NBC confirm that the most senior director in the commission has been asked to take over from the suspended DG
President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, over alleged corruption.
Kawu’s suspension followed months of being investigated on allegations of corruption by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over alleged N2.5 billion fraud.
Channels TV, citing sources at NBC, reported that the most senior director in the commission had been directed to take over from the suspended DG.
Meanwhile, the anti-corruption group, Say No Campaign, has commended the Senate committee on public accounts for summoning Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government and mandating them to submit their annual audit report to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation.
The Senate committee recently vowed to sanction the MDAs who failed to comply with the constitutional mandate.
“The news of the upper chamber’s summon of these erring MDAs right after the call from the conveners of Say No Campaign and its anticorruption cohorts to take action, is an indication of the readiness of the current leadership of the Senate to work with Nigerians in the interest of the country,” convener of the group, Samson Nwagwu, said in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, February 13.
Nwagwu stated that the Senate has a lot to prove to win the confidence of Nigerians that indeed no sacred cow will be spared.
He also decried the secrecy with which the committee has begun meeting with some of the MDAs, stressing that it is capable of obstructing transparency.
In another report, the Abians for Equity, a socio-cultural group in the state has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to show determination in probing the former governor. Orji was alleged to have looted the state treasury to the tune of N150 billion when he was the governor of the state.
The group disclosed this in a statement signed by its president, Mazi Okezie Egwuatu.
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