Treasury House Fire: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious fire outbreak in critical offices at the Headquarters of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja on Wednesday, 8th April.
The party says an investigation is imperative given apprehensions in the public space regarding the time and the offices involved in the fire outbreak.
“Our party expresses shock that the fire incident came on the heels of our heightened calls for a forensic audit into the hazy oil subsidy regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for which trillions of naira is being claimed to have been spent.”
This is in addition to recent demands for an investigation into allegations of fraud and diversion of COVID-19 intervention funds as well as social investments program of the Buhari government since 2015.
Already, the National Assembly, riding on the gale of demands by Nigerians and championed by the PDP, has raised queries on spending in respect of social incentives program.
“Nigerians are anxious to know those behind this wicked arson because the fire outbreak reportedly occurred on the part of the building which hosts critical offices including the Treasury Single Account (TSA), Funds, Federation Account Allocation Committee and Revenue Department among others, relevant for the demanded financial inquests”, the party continued.
“Our party therefore calls for immediate investigation to determine the actual cause of the fire, as well as ensure that critical documents and data on government revenue and expenditure are immediately retrieved.”
The PDP via its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also demands that the complex (Treasury House Fire) be immediately cordoned off to enable an uncompromised inquest into this ugly incident.
In addition, a group called the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC), has called for a forensic investigation into the remote cause of the fire at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
OYC accused those it described as political musketeers of attempting to destroy the database of the Accountant General of the Federation’s office so as to conceal billions of naira stolen from the Federal Government palliative fund for Coronavirus.
The Igbo youth organisation alleged that the fire outbreak at the Treasury Office was an attempt to disrupt the forensic investigations into 2trillon palliative money shared among some government officials.
Ohanaeze youth called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to investigate the inferno.