President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to sack Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed for abusing the privileges of his office.
THIS DAY reports that Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) is demanding the immediate sack of the minister for demanding a loan of from Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to fund his China trip.
According to a statement signed by the National Coordinator of the group, Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group described the minister’s action as “a subtle attempt at blackmail and a sinister plot to seek to extort N13 million from one of the agencies under his ministerial supervision.
“As an administration which has shown through different local and international platforms that it is primarily passionate towards eradicating economic crimes and corruption, it is imperative that everything is done to protect the whistle blowers without whom this heinous illegality of obtaining loan through false pretence by the information minister would have become a fait accompli.”
“Mr President must see this as a litmus test of his avowed commitment not to tolerate impunity and lawlessness from even his closest political friends.”