TSA/Remitta Fraud: CLO Task Senate To Continue With Probe

The Civil Liberty Organisation has asked the Bukola Saraki led Senate to continue the probe of the TSA/ Remita scam. This comes as there are moves to stymie the investigations of 25 billion Naira.
In a statement to the Senate and made available to the media CLO:

“We were very disturbed to read that the late commencement of plenary on that day, and eventual boycott of plenary by some Senators, was a fallout of the said Senators’ alleged inability to stop the day’s business or expunge such a critical motion from the Order Paper.

“Such ugly stories are the last things Nigerians expect to hear in this administration. We urge the Senate to not only probe the said TSA graft, but also beam its searchlights on its own members that allegedly tried to sabotage the motion seeking the investigation of the said scandal. It cannot not be imagined that Senators who are supposed to protect the people and the nation by their oversight function over the other arms of government from abuse of the law, due process and theft of public funds, tried to cover up such shady deals by unscrupulous politicians.

“This event justifies CLO’s insistence that the leadership of the legislature must always emerge independent of external influences and executive interference if we must move our country forward as a nation.

“Importantly, it is very pertinent to emphasise that Nigerians elected President Muhammadu Buhari in the hope that he would lead a government that would stamp out corruption from our body polity. The said over N25 billion TSA scandal at a time when Mr. President had announced to the whole world in India that Nigeria was “broke” is certainly not a good commentary on an administration supposedly founded on integrity and headed by this President. We are worried that despite all the shouts if this allegation is anything near the truth, it is still business as usual.

“Lastly, while we urge President Muhammadu Buhari to open his eyes wide (shine his eyes) concerning happenings around him and his administration
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