Tinubu’s ‘nepotism, corruption’ receiving global attention in India

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President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of his son-in-law, Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo, as Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), handling of the contentious OPL 245 saga, among other controversies have made him a topical issue globally.

In a report, the Indian online platform, Firstpost analysed some of the controversial decisions taken by the Nigerian president less than a year into office which suggest corruption, nepotism and abuse of office.

The Herald reported that Tinubu was criticised in Nigeria over the weekend for the appointment of Ojo, who is married to his eldest daughter Folashade, with many Nigerians berating him for turning the presidency into a “family business”.

In a detailed report in January, Peoples Gazette captured how the president restored the ownership of the lucrative OPL 245 to European oil majors Eni and Shell.

The president’s action took place a few months after Eni had transferred its onshore assets to Oando, run by the president’s nephew Wale Tinubu.

The report, quoting two highly-placed sources, suggested the president agreed to the OPL 245 deal largely to expand his riches when he was supposed to maximise its benefits for the Nigerian people.

Some of the issues were dissected by Firstpost as shown below:

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