THE House of Representatives on Wednesday has initiated a probe into the Correctional Centres (Prisons) across the country where N165 billion have been sunk without any improvement under the leadership of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’.
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The probe is coming few days after Aregbesola’ declared war against his leader and benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TINUBU and the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola ahead of the governorship elections in Osun in July 2022.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila presided over the plenary on Wednesday where it was decided that Aregbesola and Prisons Chief, Haliru Nababa should be probed for mismanaging up to N165 billion in funds earmarked for prisons development across the country, People’s Gazzette reported on Wednesday.
The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance by Ndudi Elumelu, the Minority Leader of the House on the floor of the House on Wednesday in Abuja. In his argument, Mr Elumelu criticised the welfare of the workforce.
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“The House is disturbed that despite this Act and increase in Budgetary Allocations to the Nigerian Correctional Service to drive its renewed mandate, the tempo and quality of the Service have remained the same if not retrogressing,” Mr Elumelu said. “The House is worried that the working conditions of Staff and inmates’ welfare have deteriorated notwithstanding the over N165 billion budget allocations to the Service in the last two years.”
The legislators resolved to have its Committee on Reformatory Institutions investigate the allegations and report to the House within 12 weeks for further legislative action.
The move comes as Messrs Aregbesola and Tinubu are slugging it out publicly over the power tussle in Osun state. On Monday, Mr Aregbesola was at a political rally where Tinubu was severely derided, including being mocked over the viral video that many said amounted to public urination on his body.
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Aregbesola has been locked in a fierce political fray with his former Chief of Staff and successor, Gboyega Oyetola, accusing him and Tinubu of conniving to destroy his legacy in Osun. Tinubu and Oyetola are believed to be of the same family, with Oyetola often describing himself as a younger brother to Tinubu.
Peoples Gazette has reached Gbajabiamila’s office to find out whether or not the probe has connection to the ongoing rift between Tinubu and Aregbesola.
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