A chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Tuesday urged President Bola Tinubu to probe the administration of his predecessor, ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.
Isiguzoro said the probe would save Nigeria’s economy from further deterioration.
The factional Secretary General of Ohanaeze said the probe must investigate the reckless external borrowing, which failed to translate into visible and tangible projects during Buhari’s regime.
He made the call in a statement titled, ‘Urgent action required: Probe Buhari, Ministers, and close aides to save Nigeria’s agonizing economy’.
Isiguzoro said, “Nigeria’s economy is in a state of crisis, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization and the resolute voice of the Igbo boldly calls upon President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to summon the righteous resolve within him.
“It is time to officially initiate an executive probe into former President Buhari’s administration and the severe mismanagement of Nigeria’s economy from 2015-2023.
“Furthermore, the probe must address the monumental re-looting of recovered loot from corrupt individuals and corporate organizations by Buhari’s ministers, close aides, and family members.
“The suffering endured by Ndigbo and Nigerians as a whole, in abject poverty and unimaginable hardship, can be directly attributed to the incompetence of Buhari’s economic teams and the audacious re-looting of recovered assets.
“To prevent the spread of economic hardship protests, temporarily halted by the African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, President Tinubu must initiate an inescapable comprehensive probe of Buhari’s administration.
“Nigerians are astounded by the wealth accumulated by Buhari’s ministers, close aides, and family members, surpassing that of their states and even eclipsing the combined wealth of all 36 Nigerian states.
“These individuals must be compelled to return all the “re-looted” loot, as this signifies the initial step toward Nigeria’s economic recovery.”
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