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Leaked documents: Presidency calls for sack of opposition supporters in civil service

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The Presidency has called for an investigation into the civil service framework in order eliminate “moles” who are loyal to the opposition parties.

Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga made the call on Friday, saying there is need for the Federal Government to take decisive action in identifying and removing alleged opposition supporters who are leaking classified documents.

Recall that an internal memo was recently leaked, indicating that President Tinubu allegedly sanctioned the disbursement of N500m from a total of N1bn to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume.

The allocated funds were intended for the inauguration of a 37-member Tripartite Committee responsible for discussing the New National Minimum Wage.

In a statement released Friday, the presidency said; “This step is crucial in ensuring the security and maintenance of sensitive information.

“What is worrisome is, how come a memo written by SGF to the President bearing the President’s signature leaked out? It means that there are some fifth columnists within the government.

“It’s not the first time a memo will leak. There was a memo leak when the President went to UNGA, about a request for money to pay for his hotel bills and you wonder where it is leaking from.

“There are so many moles around who are probably doing the bidding of the opposition. They do not respect the civil service rule for handling official secrets. And it shows that the government should look inwards to probe how memos between officials are getting into the public space. Memos that are supposed to be secret are not supposed to be flying all over the place.”

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