By Gabriel Ewepu
AN anti-corruption group, League of Public and Civil Service Evaluation, LPCSE, Wednesday, accused the Acting Director General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, NAPTIN, Mr Ahmed Bolaji, over abuse of office.
The group made the allegation in a letter jointly signed by its National President, Dr. Animasahun Alao and International President, Sylvester Mohammed, who alleged that Bolaji has been involved in frivolous financial transactions, and this was established via critical observations and analysis from their private investigation, which they discovered that he has spent about N400 million for foreign trips alone.
They also disclosed that the matter has been reported to the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha, for necessary action as they call for his (Bolaji) sack, investigation and prosecution.
The statement reads in part: “The revenue from the company hotels (Lagos and Kainji) and event centre in Lagos cannot be well accounted for. He bought exotic cars arbitrarily without considering their uses.
“He is also having an outstanding case with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), because of the fairly used cars he purchased claiming that they are new vehicles.
“There are also cases of contracts fully paid for, but not fully executed. He has also made the internal control system of the institute totally weak. The procurement department does whatever they like without following due process.”
The group in the statement raised concern over the alleged mismanagement of public funds and fate of the organization in the next two to three years ahead on its performance.
“We solicit on behalf of the agency and the good people of Nigeria have demanded adequate measure of investigate, sack and prosecution of the Acting Director General of NAPTIN because the former Director General and Former Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki whom he Bolaji owed allegiance to and was earlier doing their respective deals together against the will of Nigerians, aims and objectives of the agency at the detriment of the national interest”, the statement alleged.