Umahi Entangled in FERMA Board Unlawful Privilege Demand, Tinubu Petitioned

Umahi Entangled in FERMA Board Unlawful Privilege Demand, Tinubu Petitioned

  • A petition has been submitted to President Bola Tinubu seeking his intervention at the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA)
  • In their letter to President Tinubu, the petitioners revealed that the board members of FERMA were unlawfully demanding unwarranted privileges
  • The petition further alleged that the minister of works, Senator Dave Umahi, had orchestrated these actions journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - The Citizens Awareness Against Corruption and Social Vices Initiative (CAACASVI), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) focused on combating corruption, has submitted a petition to President Bola Tinubu concerning the actions of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) board.

The petition, disclosed to the media in Abuja on Thursday, February 8, alleges that FERMA board members are improperly meddling in the agency's operations and granting themselves unwarranted privileges.

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A fresh petition has been brought before President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
The minister of works, Dave Umahi, has been fingered in the whole controversy. Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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The Executive Director of CAACASVI, Mr. Olumuyiwa Onlede, highlighted concerns regarding irregularities within the agency.

Umahi entangled in FERMA controversy

He noted that the FERMA governing board, influenced by Minister of Works Dave Umahi, overstepped their bounds by requesting amenities, such as office space and staff, beyond their prescribed duties.

He said:

“The President should call the minister to order and direct him to disband every committee set up for the purpose of looking into the demands of the board members as regards to office accommodation.
“That the President directs the Minister of Works, who is the supervising minister of FERMA, to order board members to desist from any act that suggests interference in the day-to-day running of FERMA.”

Onlede emphasised that the FERMA Act, a legal document, clearly outlines the agency's functions and the roles of management staff appointed by the president.

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He underscored the disapproval of civil societies and the Nigerian public towards these actions, deviating from the board's intended responsibilities.

Tinubu approves release of 100,000 metric tons of grains

In another report, President Bola Tinubu has given the green light for the prompt distribution of 100,000 metric tonnes of grains from the national reserve.

The order is part of measures to cushion the country's current hardship of food shortage across the 36 states.

These grains include maize, millet, garri, and other items that would be made available to Nigerians.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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