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Don’t single out the presidency, there is corruption everywhere- Femi Adesina

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina was a guest on Channels TV this morning to speak on the suspension and investigation of suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Babachir Lawal and former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.

During the interview session, Adesina was asked how deep corruption in the presidency is. In his reply, he said

“No, you don’t need to single out the presidency. The question should be how deep is the corruption in Nigeria. There is corruption everywhere, everywhere in the country and don’t forget that the Vice President has said it before that there is corruption everywhere. Judiciary, Executive, Legislator, there is corruption everywhere, possibly in broadcasting. There is corruption everywhere in Nigeria”. 

Asked to react to the question asked by suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF “Who is the Presidency”, Adesina said  Babachir’s question was a rhetorical one only him can answer.
Recall that Babachir asked state house correspondents who the presidency was when he was accosted to react to his suspension two days ago (Read here) 
“It takes me back to school days when we were taught rhetorical questions. We were told that Rhetorical questions don’t need an answer, so I just see that as a rhetorical question. If we must get an answer, then we must get it from the SGF because he asked it”.
On why the Federal government is constituting a 3-man panel to investigate the allegations against Babachir rather than have the EFCC or ICPC ivestigate the matter, Adesina said
“It is a matter of procedure by government. If government feels this is the way we want to go about it and it is lawful, then there is nothing wrong with it. I believe there is nothing wrong with the government setting up a panel to investigate”.

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