As the screening of President Muhammadu Buhari ministers continue, some appointees have reportedly failed to pass anti-corruption test.
The Department of State Service (DSS) recently received a much awaited list of 36 ministerial nominees for security screening.
While DSS carries on the screening indications appeared that three immediate past governors, Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi and Kayode Fayemi, have supposedly failed.
Three former governors worked hard for Buhari’s presidential campaign to and were seen as top candidates for positions in the government.
Nigerian Pilot reports that the DSS did not clear three ministerial appointees based on claims of corruption brought against them before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).
The source said that the security agency supposedly denied to clear Amaechi, Fashola, Fayemi because of a series of petitions written against them over accusations bordering on money laundering, fraud and misuse.
The insider further added that when the trio appeared before the screening committee, they were opposed with the appeals and other related documents attached to the petitions.
They reportedly have received orders from Buhari that any of the appointees with any harmful and fraud related issues should not be cleared by the security agency.
Former Kaduna state governor, Malam Balarabe Musa, has expressed his deep disappointment with the ministerial list finally handed over for screening by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“These are the same old names, ordinary Nigerians who the President knows and he must have even met them several times. So, what is particular about them that he wasted so much time in appointing them ministers.“
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