The Broom initiative, a think-tank group of professionals, has expressed grave concern over what it called the unabated executive lawlessness of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government.
A statement signed by the group leaders, Hon. Micheal Ighoma and Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed in Abuja faulted President Jonathanâ€™s handling of the allegations by the suspended Central Bank Governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, that $20 billion oil revenue was unremitted to the federation account and the issue of security in the northeast region.
The group said rather than address squarely the hard questions posed by the evident sleaze at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, the government has employed arm-twist tactics to portray the accuser as the accused, devised alternative narratives to discredit the accuser and keep undignified silence on the weighty and damaging allegations.
â€œWe have watched with keen interest the various missteps and outright assaults targeted at our collective intelligence as a people, especially the handling of the Police Commissioner Mbu saga in Rivers, the unremitted $20 billion oil revenue which in fact has opened another can of worm regarding the impunity at NNPC and the wanton destruction of lives and property of innocent Nigerians in Borno and Adamawa, all owing to governmentâ€™s ineptitude.
â€œThe suspension of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is perhaps the most incredible act of recklessness so far carried out by this government. Never mind the fact that this action is unconstitutional, never mind that it calls into question the so called fight against corruption, never mind that it reeks of the most petty of machinations, the removal of a patriotic officer for bringing to the nationâ€™s attention, a matter of such significance as missing oil money, is just plain immoralâ€, the group noted.