*Says Tinubu Needs To Dismantle EFCC
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba, has said the nation’s service chiefs, including the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, should resign from their positions.
He said their resignation had become imperative to ensure that Bola Tinubu’s administration succeeds in its war against insecurity and corruption.
Agbakoba, who made the call in an interview on Arise TV’s The Morning Show on Wednesday, said the security agencies need new leadership to ensure they function optimally in tackling insecurity and corruption.
Speaking on what Tinubu should do to put the nation on the right track, Agbakoba said, “A lot is expected of him and here are a couple of things I would say. National unity; the country is so divided that nothing can happen without President Tinubu making a big attempt to unite Nigerians.
“I would suggest that he can call a meeting of the sub-nationalities of Nigeria. The Afeniferes, the Ohanezes; because these guys have a very strong hold on their ethnic nationalities. If that happens and it is successful, that then pushes the way forward for him to unleash a couple of big programs.
“One would be insecurity. I would say all service chiefs should honourably resign. All of them including the IG of police because they’ve not done well. President Tinubu cannot go on with these service chiefs. We need to create a new security infrastructure.”
On EFCC and Bawa, the legal luminary said, “The anti-corruption process is not working. I have challenged the constitutionality of the EFCC. EFCC is a behemoth. EFCC needs to be dismantled, Mr. Bawa needs to go because what he’s doing isn’t attracting people’s confidence. He’s always in battle with everybody. Now he’s battling Matawalle. That’s no way to fight corruption.
“So we need to see Mr. Bawa step aside honourably. So that the anti-corruption process can be seen to be genuinely fought by the president without any equivocation.
“All the guys who took part in the old government should honourably step down. He needs new people.”