“Conduct ‘Renewed Hope’ integrity test of FEC members” – APC Chieftain urges Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has urged President Bola Tinubu to ensure periodic integrity review of members of the Federal cabinet and others involved in driving the ‘Renewed Hope Initiative’ of his administration.

Oyintiloye said the review has become imperative to allow for transparency and accountability among the cabinet members, heads of ministries, departments and agencies of government.

The ex-lawmaker representing Obokun constituency in the Osun Assembly, recalled that the President, during a retreat for his cabinet members, promised to engage in a quarterly review of the performance of his ministers.

He further noted that the President, at the retreat, said the review would be done through the office of his Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, as head of the new Performance Bond, which contains Key Performance Indicators to monitor and measure the performance of the ministers.

The former lawmaker, who spoke with newsmen in Osogbo yesterday, said through the integrity review, the performances of the cabinet members would not only be measured by numerical achievements in their various ministries but rather by how the resources committed to their hands were used for the benefit of the masses.

He lamented that the efforts of the president to alleviate poverty among the masses through various intervention programmes were being jeopardised by greedy and unpatriotic individuals and appealed to Tinubu not to allow any selfish individuals to drag his administration and the reputation he had built over the years into the mud.

According to him,“There is a need to genuinely fight corruption in the system, which will, in turn, renew the hope of the masses in this present administration. And that is why the president needs to continually engage in financial integrity reviews of his cabinet members, who are his foot soldiers in the renewed hope agenda”.

He said, “It is obvious that Mr. President is passionate and committed to lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty and revitalising the economy through intervention programmes in various ministries, departments, and government agencies.

“But those who are not in tune with the president in growing the economy and minimise poverty are the ones who see the position of authority as a means of enriching their pockets. And this kind of mentality is slowing down the impacts of the various poverty alleviation programmes on the masses”.

He, however, commended the President for the establishment of the special presidential panel for the review and audit of existing financial frameworks and policy guidelines of the social investment programmes.

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