Groups under auspices Pro All Progressives Congress( APC) Youths Forum in reaction to the raid of National Broadcasting Commission NBC offices by Independent Corrupt Practices And other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over N10 billion fraud perpetrated under the supervision of Nigeria’s Information Minister, Mr. Lai Mohammed and suspended Director-General of the Commission, Mr. Ishaq Modibbo Kawu said President Muhammadu Buhari should Immediately sack Lai Mohammed.
According to the group , since assumption of office as a Minister in Mohammed Buhari’s government ,the Minister has allegedly been enmeshed in a series of financial scams including the recent has jeopardized the Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) Project that has been operating in fits and starts since 2016.
In a statement signed by Coordinator of the group , Comrades Hassan Aliyu, Lai Mohammed has dented the good image of President Muhammadu Buhari as a leader committed to fighting corruption within and outside his government .
The statement reads: “With the current Financial scandal around the Minister of Information, the All Progressives Congress is gradually loosing it grip on the campaign promises made in 2015 and 2019 to rid Nigeria of corrupt individuals ,who over the years have looted the treasury.
“As concerned APC Youths ,we cannot sit and watch a pioneer member of the party being used to sabotage efforts of the President in making Nigeria great again .
“We therefore urge President Muhammadu Buhari to stand firm and fight the issue of Corruption within our party .
“We are ready to embark on massive street protest if action is not taken immediately to sack Lai Mohammed”.