The Presidency has called for an investigation into the civil service framework, to eliminate individuals it refers to as “moles” who are loyal to the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party.
It would be recalled that an internal memo was recently leaked, indicating that President Tinubu allegedly sanctioned the disbursement of five hundred million naira from a total of one billion naira to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, for the inauguration of a 37-member Tripartite Committee responsible for discussing the New National Minimum Wage.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, the moles are allegedly responsible for the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents.
Onanuga said, “This step is crucial in ensuring the security and maintenance of sensitive information, What is worrisome is, how come a memo written by SGF to the President bearing the President’s signature leaked out? It means that there are some fifth columnists within the government.”
He also emphasized the need for the Federal Government to take decisive action in identifying and removing individuals who are leaking classified documents and are believed to have allegiance to the opposition.
“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 bidding of the opposition. They do not respect 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.”