The Head of Transparency International (Nigeria) and Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, has urged the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to explain the reason for the sudden dismissal of the heads of 21 government agencies.
Speaking in an interview with Vanguard in Abuja on Thursday, Rafsanjani insisted that the Minister must communicate the reason behind his decision in order to maintain public trust and uphold transparency.
“If FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike indeed made the decision to dismiss the heads of 21 agencies solely because their tenures had expired, then his actions can be deemed both constitutional and morally justifiable,” Rafsanjani stated,
He, however, pointed out the possibility of ulterior motives behind Wike’s decision.
“However, if it is discovered that Wike acted out of self-interest or with the aim of appointing individuals who are aligned with his own political agenda, then his actions would be considered inappropriate and unfair,” he warned.
Rafsanjani underscored the necessity for a comprehensive explanation from Wike.
“It is essential for Governor Wike to transparently communicate his reasons for the mass sacking to the Nigerian public. Providing a comprehensive explanation will help to address concerns and ensure accountability in the decision-making process,” he declared.
The CISLAC head also cautioned against making blanket judgments about the dismissed officials.