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CUPP Tackles Tinubu Over His Approval Of N3bn COVID-19 Fund For Verification Of National Register of the Poor

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Coalition United Political Parties (CUPP) has said that it is distressed by media report of the approval by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, through his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, to the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to expend an outrageous and mind-boggling sum of N3,000,000,000.00 (three billion naira) to verify the national register of the poor.

CUPP which frowned and condemned approval described it as “mindless attack on our collective purse in the name of verification of the national register.”

This was contained in a statement signed on Tuesday by the National Secretary of CUPP, High Chief Peter Ameh.

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“This reckless and mindless spending on verification of national register reflects a lack of fiscal discipline and responsibility that has become a hallmark of President Tinubu’s government who in the guise of helping the poor, keeps elevating cronyism as an art, which we ignorantly thought had gone with President Buhari’s administration.

“CUPP believes that a prudent approach could have achieved the same goal with less of our tax money through the acquisition of the same national register from the thirty-six states of the federation and FCT wherein the rural areas are predominantly domiciled and is pained that this elementary form of conservation of public funds was wilfully neglected on the alter of cronyism, raising CUPP’s concern and that of majority of Nigerians about the financial stewardship and the efficient allocation of our scarce resources by this government to projects that will trully be beneficial to the masses.

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“It is CUPP’s belief that this mindless spending through cronies such as New Planet Projects Limited, a company controlled by the family of Dr. Bunmi Tunji Ojo, the Minister of Interior undermines whatever little confidence Nigerians may have had in the present government, and therefore brings to the fore the urgent need for more rigorous budgetary oversights by the National Assembly, which has from day one begun to exhibit all the symptoms of a rubber stamp parliament that abdicates its oversight functions when most needed”, the CUPP stated. CUPP Tackles Tinubu Over His Approval Of N3bn COVID-19 Fund For Verification Of National Register of the Poor

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A leaked approval letter signed by the President’s Chief of Staff had shown that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation got an approval to spend N3 billion on the verification of the national register of the poor from COVID-19 funds. .

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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