The confirmation of the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Customs Controller General (CG) has raised eyebrows and sparked controversy.
Hauwa Magaji, a member of the confederation of APC support groups, has expressed incredulity at the quick confirmation of the acting Customs CG as the substantive Controller General, leading to questions about the presidency’s actions and motives.
One of the most prominent issues at the heart of this matter is the prolonged acting status of Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.
Notably, Egbetokun served as the chief security officer for Bola Tinubu during his tenure as the governor of Lagos state from 1999.
This close association with the President suggests that Egbetokun holds a significant position in the hierarchy of the administration.
The question arises: if the IGP, who is in close proximity to the President, can still remain in an acting capacity, then why was the Customs CG hastily confirmed?
The quick confirmation of the Customs CG has triggered concerns about potential underlying motives.
Allegations of corruption within the administration have resurfaced, with some suggesting that a substantial sum of money exchanged hands in the presidency to expedite the confirmation of the Customs CG.
A former aide to Lateef Jakande mentioned in an online publication that the Tinubu government is currently in disarray, with different factions under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila and others, all operating under the shadow of Tinubu.
As a dedicated member of the APC who has tirelessly worked for the President, Hauwa Magaji expresses deep disappointment.
From the Director General, Alhaji Mohammed Khailani, who committed significant resources and human effort to the cause, down to the least member, many feel unrecognised and overlooked.
The lack of appointments for those who have been steadfast supporters is causing a growing sense of disenchantment within the party.
This calls for immediate attention from the President, who should consider addressing this issue to prevent further disillusionment.
The administration’s decision-making process regarding appointments appears inconsistent and lacks coherence.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) announces some appointments, while the media spokespersons make their announcements from different angles.
This inconsistency in communication and decision-making has become a cause for concern and requires rectification.
In addition to the other concerns, the confirmation of the Customs CG has been marred by an age controversy.
If proper procedures were to be followed, the Customs CG’s confirmation should have been avoided due to these age-related discrepancies.
This issue highlights the need for transparency and adherence to established protocols within the administration.