The caucus of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the sack of the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and the suspended Nigerian Ports Authority Managing Director Hadiza Bala Usman.
The call was seconded by the House of Representative members of the Peoples Democratic Party proposing that EFCC should be allowed to carry out a full investigation and if found guilty, immediately probe the transport minister and the suspended NPA MD.
The Spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, clearly states that there are clear cases of corruption perceived from the NDDC, NPA and other federal government agencies for the past six years.
Laying emphasis that these two above mentioned MDAs has become a platform of milking huge resources for most corrupt leaders of the federal government.
The party purported that if it took the minister six years (2016 to 2021) to query the NPA managing director over the alleged looting of N165 billion unremitted operating surplus of the agency, shows clearly that he (Amaechi) only acted to cover his head after audit documents were faulted.
In a statement, House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta) said the caucus was alarmed by the alleged looting over N165 billion operating surplus as well as other diverted funds running into billions of naira, by top officials of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).
The lawmaker asked the EFCC to immediately “take in the indicted Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, and commence a system-wide investigation with a view to prosecuting her if found wanting”.
“The Minority Caucus also believes that the recourse to an administrative instead of a full-scale criminal investigation can only serve as a decoy to shield some other APC government officials involved in the looting spree at NPA and other affiliated agencies in the transport sector.
Will the Minister of Transport come out of this untouched, while the Nigerian Ports Authority MD face the full weight of the law?