28th February, 2018
Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission
Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) is a coalition of over hundred and fifty Anti-corruption organization whose primary aim is to constructively combat corruption vigorously and to ensure the effective monitoring of the various Anti-corruption agencies in the fight against corruption and contribute towards the enthronement of transparency, accountability, probity and total commitment in the fight to eradicate corruption in Nigeria.
In line with the aforementioned subject matter, we have deep concern for the indictment of the reinstated Executive Secretary, in that investigation activities were made following the suspected case of misappropriation of funds, fraud and abuse of office by your Commission against the above mentioned person.
The Commission, by the letter dated 11th of December 2017, to the Ag. Executive Secretary with the reference no: ICPC/SDD/TB/53/2017 directed the Scheme (NHIS) to recover the money advanced to five (5) officers and two (2) staff from the Ministry of Health for the aborted trip to the Netherlands, and also to furnish the Commission with evidence of compliance by each of the beneficiaries.
The reinstatement of the Executive Secretary has brought about a lot of questions and reactions and, also a deluge of criticisms from Nigerians who viewed the action of President Buhari in Professor Usman Yusuf’s reinstatement as an act of nepotism and an attempt to cover up corruption allegations against Professor Yusuf.
Therefore, we in collaboration with our partner organization, ‘Corruption Not In My Country’, humbly request an update of the investigation of the reinstated Executive Secretary pursuance to Section 1,2,3 and 4 of the Freedom of Information Act 2011. We look forward to receiving this information promptly, and in any event, within seven (7) days of the receipt of this application as provided for in Section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.
Olanrewaju Suraju Akin Fadeyi
Chairman, CSNAC Chairman, CNIC