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“Probe Remi Tinubu,” Adeniran Tells Senate

Probe Remi Tinubu, Adeniran Tells The Senate     

Funsho Akinwale

Debo Adeniran, the point man behind Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, on Wednesday, called the senate to probe Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the National Leader of the ruling party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for requesting from the ministerial nominee, Babatunde Fashola, for a share of job slots in the yet to be appointed ministry.

The former Lagos State First Lady, on Monday, had accused Fashola during his screening that she didn’t get any chance to give employment to people in her constituencies, pleading for jobs at his second tenure.

“During your first tenure, I didn’t get any chance to give employment letters to my constituents. So, when you get there this time, remember us. We all (senators) need slots,” Oluremi stated.

The Executive Director of CACOL, Debo Adeniran, in his petition, noted that it is wrong for a federal lawmaker to beg for employment in ministries, adding that it is contrary to the principles of checks and balances.

He added that Tinubu should be investigated for the statement

“If Senator Remi Tinubu says the ministers should reserve employment slots in the ministries for the senators, that is a demand for bribery because it is the same senators that are supposed to carry out oversight functions on these ministries, departments and agencies,” he said.

“If they are given slots, it means they want their agents in the MDAs and that would be tantamount to asking for a share of whatever comes to that ministry, and that is not acceptable.

“We make bold to say that Senator Tinubu should be probed to find out what has been the underlying factor to her previous activities on the MDAs and the committees that she must have chaired and such would be a way to view all the activities of the lawmakers and why their oversight functions have not been awesome.”