Former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Socal Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has alleged that some people were linking her to a purported investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission into the activities of James Okwete.
In a statement titled, ‘The Attack on my Person’ posted via her X handle on Christmas Day, Farouq, said such unfounded allegations were malicious attacks on her person and vowed to take legal actions.
While saying she knew nothing about Okwete, the ex-minister also said she was proud to have served the country.
She wrote, “There have been a number of reports linking me to a purported investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into the activities of one James Okwete, someone completely unknown to me. James Okwete neither worked for, nor represented me in any way whatsoever. The linkages and associations to my person are spurious.
“While I resist the urge to engage in any media trial whatsoever, I have however contacted my Legal Team to explore possible options to seek redress on the malicious attack on my person.
“I remain proud to have served my country as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with every sense of responsibility and would defend my actions, stewardship and programmes during my tenure whenever I am called upon to do so.”