Jalal Arabi is the state house Permanent secretary who has been called out by the President’s daughter – Zahra Buhari – for the rot in the state house clinic. Though we might not know what went wrong with the funds budgeted for the State House clinic, the glaring absence of equipment and medical consumables shows all is not well in the clinic.
The Clinic is one of the establishments in the state house under Arabi’s supervision. As a result, he should take responsibility for the rot that befell the clinic. However, as we all know there is a little tolerance for corruption and impunity in this country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari based on who is accused.
As Senator Shehu Sani rightly said while reacting to the nonchalant attitude of the president in prosecuting the former SGF Babachir David Lawal (who is yet to be prosecuted) – he stated that the President fights corruption in the judiciary and legislative arms with insecticides but when it comes t the executive he uses deodorants.
The President has not shown commitment to prosecuting officials under his administration accused of corruption and other corrupt practices nor address other act of injustice. The illegal recruitment by the NNPC and the FIRS that elicited public condemnation was not addressed by the Presidency rather it was swept under the carpet.
As if that was not enough, the DSS carried out an heavily lopsided recruitment which is yet to be addressed by the Presidency too.
Going by all these and other occurrences, is the President ready to fight Jalal Arabi with insecticide or will it be deodorant as usual?