Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has regarded the controversy around the Maina scandal and the reinstatement as one scandal too many for an administration with a major agenda to fight corruption in the country.
The former minister also stated that this particular incident is “the most lethal blow to the Buhari-led administration’s fight against corruption.”
She expressed her opinion in a series of tweets.
“There is no redeeming prospect in the colossal mess made by the officials of the Federal Government in the MainaGate. But at least start with a full disclosure.”
“MainaGate is the most lethal blow yet to a struggling anti-corruption agenda that had the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission increasingly isolated by the AGF.”
“Something is fundamentally broken in Governance and MainaGate is a mere Symptom. President Muhammadu Buhari’s usual aloofness on such matters won’t work.”
“MainaGate is one scandal too many for President Buhari’s administration. The time has come for the President to own these scandals and act.”
“If President Buhari took public confidence-building measure on MainaGate, SGFGate, NIAGate, he may yet revive faith in his Agenda.”