The Nigerian Opposition Party PDP (The People's Democratic Party) has again to their social media handle on Twitter to call out the APC led government on the expenditure of the amount of 48 Billion Naira which was recently handed to the Agricultural and Rular Ministry. The Open Letter written below :
"The Official PDP Nigeria says the revelation of over N48 billion fraud in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development sector has again exposed the monstrous corruption, sleaze and cover ups going on in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration."
The opposition party says the confession by the queried former Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Umar Bello, that the duplicitous purchase of an ordinary carcass building for a humongous cost of N7.044 billion Naira passed. through the Federal Executive Council (FEC) further exposes the rot that has permeated the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The PDP holds that such revelation has again shown how the corrupt cabal in the Buhari Presidency and the APC have been pillaging the Nigerian national treasury and fleecing our nation of billions of naira through conny and fraudulent transactions in various ministries, departments and agencies, while parading before the nation as saints.
People were shocked by some emerging reports of how funds meant to serve the food security system in Nigeria is being plundered by those who are in power, resulting in the crippling of our agricultural sector which have resulted in creating attendant hunger and starvation in the country.
The PDP Nigeria described as shameful that the FEC, under President Muhammadu Buhari's watch, is being fingered in financial manipulations and procurement sleazes in the Agric ministry including the alleged disappearance of N48 billion contractors' fund, over N7billion duplicated. payments, diversion of N9.1billion worth of drilling rigs to unnamed private individuals, purchase of carcass building for N7.044 billion, in addition to misapplication of billions of naira meant for strategic grains. rural grazing area settlement funds and other food production intervention schemes. The fraud in the Ministry of Agriculture has further exposed how officials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration and corrupt APC party leaders have turned government ministries and agencies into their Automated Teller Machine (-A-T-M-) just as the case of exposed looting of billions of naira in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) among many other institutions. It is even more distressing that the corrupt cabal continues to enjoy official cover by the government while, in some cases, allowed to sacrifice their fronts to conceal their tracks.
The PDP therefore rejects this attempt at cheap scape-goatism and demands that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration immediately speak out and conduct an open investigation that will expose all those involved in this huge alarming scam in the Ministry of Agriculture as well as recover the stolen funds.
Moreover, the Official PDPbehemoth Nigeria calls on the Nigeria National Assembly as well as the EFCC to immediately commence investigation into the behemoth of fraud in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. '' The Opposition Party Writes in an open letter.
SOURCE: PDP Open Letter.