It is with deep reflection and complete sense of duty and responsibility that AYGF addresses the press on the fire incident at the Treasury House, Abuja on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020.

While we wish to sympathize with the office of the Accountant General of the Federation and Nigeria over the incidence, it is our considered position that the fire incident might not be caused by natural causes and could be by agents of corruption who are desperate and trying very hard to cover up their dirty and corrupt tracks.

Accordingly, we wish to call for full and thorough investigation to unravel the true circumstances leading to the fire incident and the identities of those behind it for decisive prosecution and maximum punishment to serve as deterrent.

While we commend the effort of fire fighters in putting out the fire, for avoidance of similar antics in the future by agents of corruption in government, there must be deliberate effort to have systems and infrastructures that could put a permanent stop to incidences of fire outbreak and other incidences capable of compromising the safety and security public of public records particularly the high-profile establishments like the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Finally, we urge Nigerians to keep adhering strictly to the ‘golden rules’ in the ongoing lockdown and safety measures on the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

God bless Nigeria!