PDP Blasts Buhari Government Over Fresh N10bn NHIS Scam
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has no honour left.
The opposition said this after claims were made that the federal government has concealed the alleged N10 billion theft at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The party said Nigeria is being shoved to the precipice as the “Buhari presidency’s incompetence manifests in the daily activities of government.”
The party's National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the NHIS' money was siphoned through the Federal Government Treasury Single Account (TSA) domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“Nigerians can now see the level of debauchery associated with this administration. It is appalling that a government can be so depraved that it superintended over the stealing of money meant to provide healthcare for the citizens.
“We challenge the presidency to speak out on this report as well as similar reported sleazes that have (sic) occurred under its watch.
“Who in the presidency authorised the withdrawal of the money from the TSA and who are the beneficiaries thereof? “What has the presidency to say about revelations that it ordered the reinstatement of the indicted Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Prof. Yusuf Usman, to help conceal this illegal withdrawals and shield members of the presidency cabals involved in the deal? “
"Until and unless the presidency clears its name by investigating, exposing and prosecuting those involved, it must directly be held responsible for this wicked act against Nigerians, who daily suffer hunger, depravation and death owing to the corruption in the All Progressives Congress (APC) government,” the statement said.
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