…says group are sponsored to tarnish AgCG’s image
Following the news making rounds that a group know Nigeria Diaspora Alliance For Good Governance (NDAGG) has indicted the acting CG, Isah Jere Idris, Amb. Hussaini Coomassie, a retired Immigration Officer and forensic experts has called the claim and publication and group people seeking for attention.
According to him the publication was made online December 27, 2021 by the NGO in one of the daily newspapers in a bid to bring the Acting CG hard earned reputation to disrepute.
Dr. Coomassie who’s also doubles as Special Envoy on Diplomacy & Good Governance of the International Peace Commission of the UN, as well as Global Vice Chairman, Advocacy for Good Governance Network explained that NGO’s have now become a political tool for witch-hunting and rumour peddling.
“We have in recent times had one too many uncorroborated, unsubstantiated and cooked up accusation raised by NGO’s that turned out to be false. These NGO’s have a complete disregard to the concept of he who assert must prove. And where a crime is alleged to have been committed then the standard of proof is beyond reasonable doubt.
“Perhaps, if one of them is sued it will serve as deterrent to others who allow themselves to be used by mischief makers to promote their opulent wickedness.
Whilst we entreat that you use your NGO’s with restraint towards the intemperance of these bandwagons of mischief by making a thorough finding and verifying the motives behind this irksome trend in the society in furtherance to this government’s commendable campaign to eliminate all manner of vices cum disobedience to rule of law,” he stated.
Amb. Hussaini Coomassie further advised the group to embrace social justice for all instead of sitting and waiting for who would empower them to vilify hard working Nigerians.
“I urge NDAGG and other NGO’s to tow the path of integrity they are preaching instead of collecting kickback payment to tarnish and dent the image of innocent people such as NIS leader. Advocacy for Good Governance Network, Global Movement for Social Justice, Diaspora Stakeholders, Buhari Campaign Organization (Diaspora Awareness Campaign Group), Nigeria First Initiative & Support Coalition Initiative have all rendered their voices in a collective chorus to condemn and fault the allegation made by Oduma Akor led faceless and highly suspicious organisation of rumor mongering.
“In his remark, Barrister Bello Mohammed of Buhari Campaign Organization stressed that if the so called NDAGG are sincere in their investigation they should proceed to court instead of trying to whip up public sentiment with unfounded and baseless accusations/threats.
Amb. Hussaini Haruna, who is a retired Immigration officer, while faulting the accusation, cited that the service should not be dragged in the mud with baseless allegation. He pointed out that NIS is a regimental agency therefore total loyalty is required and no arm of the agency can operate without the consent of the overall boss.
” I wonder how you expect Jere to act without the directive of his erstwhile boss (Retired CG Babandede).”
He further added that the allegation became a self-centered witch-hunt and cynical fight from the intonation of NDAGG’s so called allegation which he noted never mentioned or indicted Babandede being the allodium of power then, and not the DCG finance, who approves or initiate contract only at the behest of his boss.
“Where was your so called NDAGG when flimsy and inflated contracts were awarded Under Babandede’s epoch. Where were you when the staff welfare was zilch under the previous administration. When foreign postings were made under the man-know-man basis and mostly favoured people from 2 out of 774 local governments of Nigeria (Kibya & Hadejia), the facts/record speak for itself; res ipsa loquitor.
“Where was your noble and holier than thou organisation when favoritism, abuse of office, indiscipline was the bane of the previous administration under the leadership of your puppeteer and or pay master. Were you in slumber or hibernating when plethora of atrocities were committed in other agencies such as NPA, NIPC, PENCOM, FAAN, NRC, and other corrupt government agencies or did you only suddenly grew conscience and decided to don your hats and glove and become Sherlock Holmes apprentice.
“Where were you when CERPAC fee was fraudulently inflated from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00. How about when the so called corrupt related express passport processing center, managed by a private company was launched in Maitama-FCT, with multiple charges, instead of expanding the rudimental passport offices nationwide.
“Where was NDAGG when Socket Work & Iris Technology controls and still control the printing of Nigeria travelling documents in faraway Malaysia and you do not see them as saboteurs but Idris Jere who took over less than 3 months ago is a threat to our rule of law? The above posers should serve as a beacon to you to know where to expend your investigative energy if you are truly independent,” Coomassie fires back.
Amb. Hussaini Coomassie said while the group called themselves a pro-Buhari organisation, they are going around instigating Nigerians against the government and it’s policies.
“Your myopia in mentioning that appointment of CG should come from outside like in the case of Customs underscores your fermenting handicap in knowledge that NIS and NCS do not share the same Act. How about the 11 DCG’s & ACG’s who were shortlisted for screening into the office of CG?
“In your fancy and frolic, they are not qualified but an outsider who ruled for 5years should be the one reappointed right? Its glaring and crystal clear that you are sponsored because your allegations is not worthy of wasting court papers on so you went for a cheap score through the media.
“I challenge you to publish what you claim to have, or petition the anti-graft agencies… I did same during my standoff with Yewande Sadiku, former NIPC boss.
“Today, about N1billion worth of flag staff house bought for the service as CG’s house where Babandede lives, 3months after handing over mantle of leadership is yet to be handed over to the service and you never bothered to protest against it.
The big question is why are you allowing yourself to be used for selfish interest? The future is greater than the past…do not burn your boat before you set sail.
“You call yourself pro-Buhari organisation yet you stood by and watch the carnage unfold in the country without so much of a hiccup. Why are you selective and vindictive in your so called vigilance to the happenings in the country?
I urge you to stay clear of NIS & its leadership completely, we are happy with Jere so far, we are aware of his giant strides towards setting aright the anomalies he inherited from the former CGIS.
“Who ever is bankrolling you into engaging in smear campaign will only smear what is left of your eroded conscience and integrity,”he concluded.