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The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), a preeminent non-profit organization devoted to championing transparency, accountability, and robust governance in Nigeria, has formally initiated an information request to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL). The request pertains to the recent acquisition of a $3 billion emergency crude oil repayment loan.

In a statement endorsed by its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, the anti-corruption group emphasises the urgency for Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies to rise to the occasion and take immediate action in investigating alleged corruption cases, particularly those involving high-profile individuals and politically exposed persons (PEPs).

In a four-page petition document signed by HEDA’s Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, and copied to the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, the anti-corruption group decried the lack of investigation or report of any by the anti-corruption agencies of those allegations as conveyed by media reports and documentary evidence as it goes to the root of breakdown of law and order and total disregard for the rule of law while  Malami served as Minister of Justice. 

In a two-page petition document titled “Complaint Against State Governments And The Federal Capital Territory On Allegation Of Converting The NG-Care Program To A State Program And Then Corruptly Reducing The Amount Received And Beneficiaries” signed by its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju,  the civil society group said a Senator representing Ondo central at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Ayo Akinyelure made some weighty allegations against state governments with respect  to Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic  (NG-CARES).

Recall that Chukwunyere was appointed as the acting Accountant-General of the Federation, to oversee the management of the Federation’s Accounts in the absence of the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegation of embezzlement to the tune of over N109 billion.