In the ongoing fight against corruption in the country, not less than 28 Perm Secretaries of the federation have been added to the corruption watch list, according to Punchnews.
“The permanent secretaries in federal ministries are on ICPC watch list. We will investigate them to ascertain whether or not they possess questionable property built with stolen public fund.
“If we are already investigating super wealthy civil servants, then the permanent secretaries cannot be left out,” a source has said.
Those believed to be on the list include:
Mr. Sonny S. T. Echono, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mrs. Fatimah Nana Mede, Ministry of Environment; Hajia Binta Bello, Ministry of Aviation; Mrs. Rabi Shuaibu Jimeta, Ministry of Youth Development; Mr. Dauda Shuaibu Kigbu, Ministry of Works; Mrs. Anastasia Mabi Daniel – Nwobia, Ministry of Finance; Ambassador Bulus Lolo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Ministry of Information; Abdullahi Ahmed Yola, Ministry of Justice; Dr. James Obiegbu, Ministry of Police Affairs; and Dr. Ezekiel Oyemomi, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
Others are Dr. Tunji Olaopa, Ministry of Communication Technology; Dr. Godknows Igali, Ministry of Power; Nkechi Ejele, Ministry of Culture and Tourism and National Orientation; Linus Awute, Ministry of Health; John Chukwu, Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory; Mr. Musa Istifanus, Ministry of Water Resources; Mr. Taiye Haruna, Ministry of Petroleum Resources; and Mr. Mohammed Bashir, Ministry of Transport.
Also, permanent secretaries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Labour and Productivity; Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Mines and Steel Development; Ministry of Sports; Ministry of National Planning; and Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.