Abayomi Nurain Mumuni, a prominent member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has counseled Nigerians to defer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its ongoing investigations into the purported diversion of N583 million into a private account by Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
The APC chieftain, however, justified President Bola Tinubu’s suspension of the minister, urging Nigerians to be mindful of what they say about the president’s action in the matter in order not to jeopardise the national interest.
Mumuni in a statement made available to journalists at the weekend by his Media Aide, Rasheed Abubakar, maintained that Tinubu was not wrong by appointing a female and a youth to head the ministry, hence, positing that the president should rather be commended for the suspension.
The renowned author and security expert, who was the gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress of Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011 in Lagos State, said: He said: “Tinubu has done the right thing by appointing a female to head the ministry, and he should be praised for suspending her over the allegation of diverting public money into a private account.”
“Aside the allegation, she has been one of the promising Ministers in this administration, it is just unfortunate she found herself in this mess. Like the popular saying, evil communication corrupts good manners.”
“Nigerians should not turn themselves to judges, allow EFCC to do their job, and leave Tinubu alone to concentrate on delivery dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”
“We should be calm and continue to work together as a nation to enable good governance and also encourage the president to discharge any rot from the government.”
“Nigerians should understand that corruption is more like a regalia that will always want to remain after many washings, but it will only take a while to get rid of the rotten elements in the system.”
“Better days will definitely come with the support of the citizens, but we are aware that our country, Nigeria, has been recycling corrupt systems for decades without pretending,” he continued.
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