Northern Elders Support Probe of Obasanjo' $16bn Power Spending

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has lent their support to the call from certain quarters on President Muhammad Buhari to probe the alleged $16bn power scandal are not misplaced.
The ACF, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, said the group took the position considering the harm corruption has inflicted on the nation and the promise by the current government to fight it.
“From 1999 to date, the promises made by our political leaders to improve the power supply have mostly been observed in the breach.
“The National Assembly had sometimes probed the alleged corruption associated with the power supply, but Nigerians are yet to know the fate of that probe.
“Most worrisome is the lack of the political will to bring to justice those found guilty by the probes which have unfortunately continued to encourage corruption by making it a way of life and culture,” the ACF stated.
The forum said public officials, however highly placed, must account for their malfeasance while in office, adding that the probe will serve as deterrent to others and also instill prudence in managing public office for performance.