Nigerians have called on President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to investigate the allegations raised by Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs against some National Assembly members.
The minister had recently alleged that most of the contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were to national assembly members.
In reaction, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila urged him to reveal the names of the alleged national assembly members.
Also in subtle response to the speaker, the minister released names of some of the alleged lawmakers.
Nigerians in response to a poll by Legit.ng, called for a probe of the lawmakers.
On Facebook, 78% of respondents called for investigation while 24% called for a new probe.
The same trend also played out on Twitter where 63% of respondents called for an investigation and 17% want a new probe.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, tackled former president Olusegun Obasanjo over the level of corruption and insecurity under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose's latest comments come in light of Obasanjo's silence as the country continues to fight increased insecurity and corruption allegations in government agencies.
In a thread of tweets posted via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, July 25, Fayose questioned why the former Nigerian leader has chosen to remain silent.
The former governor went on to note that it was because of the alleged corruption and insecurity that Obasanjo teamed up with others to force the president on Nigeria.
Speaking further on Obasanjo's silence, Fayose said it is either the former president is tired, timid, afraid or he is no longer the one people used to know.
Legit.ng had also reported that the former governor called on Buhari to sack Akpabio minister of Niger Delta affairs and Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of NDDC.
Fayose disclosed this in a tweet on Friday, July 25. According to Fayose, the duo had been celebrating the success of their drama at the National Assembly with hot pepper soup and assorted drinks.
“With this level of fraud exposed in NDDC, Buhari must sack Akpabio now,” Fayose said.
In other news, the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has described nepotism as the worst form of corruption. Sanusi made this assertion while speaking at a webinar themed: “The sustainability of society,” on Friday, July 17.
According to Sanusi, corruption has impacted negatively on society. Sanusi argued that while corruption itself is a problem, the type of corruption is also critical. Nepotism, he noted, is the worst kind because it dethrones merit.
He blamed nepotism for the collapse of the Federal Character system in Nigeria.
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