A group, Pro-Impact Initiative has alleged “calculated attempts by a few sit-tight directors” to blackmail the accountant-general of the federation, Mrs Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein.
The group said the attempt can derail her from carrying out needed reforms and cleansing in the Treasury House.
It said the few directors who were largely affected and displeased by the recent posting exercise which was with the noblest of intentions and in compliance with relevant civil service rules are hell-bent on seeing that the accountant-general of the federation, Dr Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein, is forced out of office to allow them continue to call the shots.
The coordinator of the group, Dr. Osamudiamen Isokpehi, who briefed newsmen over the weekend in Abuja said: “Those few directors behind these acts appeared not to understand the extent to which they have exposed their self-centeredness and shallow mindedness in the said petitions written against an Amazon of repute and personally distributed them to media organisations to destroy her hard-earned reputation.”
The group pointed out that, “These self-serving few directors who have checked the books and found no case of fraud against her decided not to back down but continue their endless search for evidence and allegations to get her out of office.
“To start with, how can these directors accuse the accountant-general of not being qualified for the position because they claimed she came second during the rigorous interview and examination attended by multiple directors who applied and sat for the exam?
Isokpehi explained, “The process of selecting the accountant-general of the federation is; After a rigorous examination, some names are shortlisted according to their overall performance; The shortlisted names are forwarded to the president and Commander-in-Chief who reserves the right to select any candidate from the list.”
He asked further, “Why is this examination issue coming up several months after? Why at a time after the Accountant General carried out a reformative posting exercise during which she moved “untouchable directors of the agency” who believed they are ‘Principalities and Powers’ in their offices?”
Meanwhile, Madein has been enjoined not to be distracted in the discharge of her duty but to remain resolute in the face of challenges.
A civil society group, Nigeria Women Professional Alliances (NWPA) gave the charge over the weekend during an interactive session with newsmen.
The spokesperson for the group, Mrs Christine Ezekwe said they decided to come out and voice their position, following what they termed, ‘Unprovoked attacks against a woman who is just doing her professional noble job.’
Ezekwe said, “We read in some sections of the media that some directors wrote petitions against the Accountant General of the federation claiming she was not qualified to be on the seat. How on earth will people who see her progress in her career as a well-bred professional wake up one day to fabricate such a gruesome lie.”
Rotary Club Donates Educational Materials To FCT Schools
The Rotary Club of Abuja, Asokoro Diamond has advocated greater access to quality basic education in Nigeria and donated educational materials to schools in fulfilment of her promises during investiture.
The president of the club, Shola Ayanronke Adeleke, said there’s a need for Nigeria to create a strong and inclusive education system that empowers its citizens and contributes to the nation’s overall development and prosperity.
While donating educational materials to Better Base Foundation, the only school in the remotest part of Gwaladna community with no fewer than 83 pupils, a gesture replicated in Asokoro Junior Secondary school, Abuja Municipal Area council, the club identified funding as critical factor in the transformation of education at the basic level.
Adeleke said even though the club has been doing a lots to ameliorate the suffering of the people and give hope to hopeless communities in the areas of basic health care and basic education and literacy amongst others, there’s need for government, others to reach out to the remote communities, make basic education accessible.
She said, “In the spirit of our Independence Day celebration, there’s need for government, individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs to be intentional about making basic education accessible to every citizens irrespective of our culture, religion and geographical environments if we must grow as a developed nation, because there can’t be a developed nation without a developed minds or people”.
Earlier, the president said the Rotary club of Abuja Asokoro Diamond had organized 3rd Dose Hepatitis vaccination in the Gwaladna community of which about 35 community members were vaccinated.
The pioneer school teacher of Better Base Foundation, Gwaladna, Mr. Samuel Nuhu Ambi thanked the club for taking the pain to come down to the remotest part of the community to help them in providing educational materials for the pupils, saying this will go a long way to motivate the children and also ease their stress and make learning a beat easier for them, even though they need a lots of help.