Opposition-Linked Moles Responsible for Leaked Memo – Presidency

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Mr Bayo Onanuga, has said moles loyal to the opposition who are in the government are leaking classified documents.

The presidential aide has, therefore, urged the Federal Government to weed its ranks of such characters.

Onanuga was reacting to a statement from the Peoples Democratic Party calling on the National Assembly to investigate the approval of N500 million, the first instalment of a purported N1bn approval allegedly by President Bola Tinubu, for the inauguration of a 37-man Tripartite Committee on the New National Minimum Wage.

Recall that on Thursday, a leaked memo surfaced, revealing that President Tinubu allegedly approved N500m out of a total of N1bn to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, for the inauguration of a 37-man Tripartite Committee on the New National Minimum Wage.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement on Friday, described the approval as the height of financial recklessness.

The PDP describes the said approval of the huge amount for a routine government activity like committee inauguration as the height of profligacy, imprudence, and financial recklessness which further validates PDP’s position that the Tinubu-led government is a cesspit of corruption where officials engage in brazen and reckless treasury-looting,” Ologunagba added.

Reacting, Onanuga said, “What is worrisome is, how come a memo written by SGF to the President and bearing the President’s signature leaked out? It means that there are some fifth columnists-within the government.

“It’s not the first time a memo will leak. There was a memo leak when the President went to UNGA, about a request for money to pay for his hotel bills and you wonder where it is leaking from.

“There are so many moles around who are probably doing the bid of the opposition. They are not respecting the civil service rule for handling official secrets. And it shows that the government should look inwards to probe how memos between officials are getting into the public space. Memos that are supposed to be secret are not supposed to be flying all over the place.”

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  1. A transparent government has secret in financial transactions. This shows how this corrupt and embezzling our resources and leaving the masses to their fate.

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