Silence On #Ikoyi$43m Would Jeopardise War On Corruption – Timi Frank

Silence On #Ikoyi$43m Would Jeopardise War On Corruption – Timi Frank

The fight against corruption would be undermined if the presidential inquiry into the $43m found in an Ikoyi apartment is not published.

This was disclosed by Timi Frank, the suspended national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He opined that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who headed the committee that looked into the issue, should make public the report, its findings and recommendations. This, he believes, would stave off rumours and accusations of collusion and engender transparency.

He said: “The NIA and SGF’s reports should no longer be kept away from Nigerians. These reports should be released within the shortest possible time to allay the fears among a section of Nigerians.

“It is high time this report is made public to proof to the world that our party means it when we say we are fighting corruption, because do as said is the hallmark of integrity in governance.

“The reports of discovery of large amount of money as $43M without true identity of the owner in a country where government cannot pay salaries or increase the meager being paid the hard working civil servants, where poverty, hunger and massive unemployment are order of the day, should not be delayed or swept under the carpet.”

Frank said anyone found guilty must face the full extent of the law.

The presidential committee was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 21, 2017 and told to investigate and report 14 days from then.

On May 5, the expiration of the ultimatum, it was announced that the report would be submitted on Monday, May 8.

However, the president left for the UK for his medical check-up on Sunday, May 7 and the report is yet to be submitted nor has the presidency referred to it since. 

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