On Tuesday, the coalition of Civil Society organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria accused Bola Tinubu of not showing clear plans for fighting corruption like his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.
The CSOs’ clarion call is coming barely days after the appointment of 20 Advisers and less than 24 hours after the appointment of Service Chiefs and the dissolution of the Board of Government Agencies and Parastatals.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, the CSOs Spokesperson, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafisajani), alleged that “unlike President Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu does not seem to have the issue of anti-corruption as a priority on his agenda, despite the fact that corruption has eaten deeper into every sector of our society and is crippling the country like an epidemic.”
According to him, “From his campaigns to his manifesto, Tinubu has not shown to Nigerians his anti-corruption agenda and clear plans on how his administration intends to fight corruption.”
He, however, urged Tinubu to publicly and immediately declare commitment to the fight against corruption with a view to giving confidence to Nigerians and the international community as well as investors, adding that “his government is not going to be populated with crooks, criminals, people with allegations of corruption, and people who have bought their ways and captured power for personal use.”