Reports have it that the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) said it is ready to charge two senior civil servants to court after it uncovered over N3 billion in their several bank accounts.
Chairman of the Presidential Panel, Okoi Obono-obla who confirmed this gave the names of the civil servants as Dr. Goody Nnadi, the General Manager, Corporate Services, and Aisha F. Usman, the General Manager, Operations, both with the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF).
The panel said it is investigating other management staff of the Fund alleged to be involved in fraudulent activities.
We want to believe that the Presidential panel will not stop at the Petroleum Equalization Fund but will also look into similar agencies and ministries and to uncover similar fraudulent practices perpetuated by civil servants.
Daily Nigerian Horn believes that the time to beam the searchlight on the activities of civil servants is ripe as many of them have become instruments to perpetuate corruption in the country.
Similarly, cases of overbloated contracts, money-for-employment practices and over bloated wage bills which are usually carried out by top civil servants should be looked into.
We believe that the fight against corruption must reach every facet of the country’s economy.
Those saddled with this responsibility must ensure that they are not tainted by these corrupt civil servants. All hands must be on deck to make sure that the anti-corruption war is fought to the end. This is our take.