In his reaction to the attention generated by the suspension, the lawmaker used his Facebook account to call for the further investigation of the DG during his period of stewardship in the agency.
Adeola stressed that not investigating Jack “may lead to total mess up of the agency established by the NITDA Act of 2007.”
According to him, “Mr. Jack has refused to answer to audit queries issued by the Auditor General of the Federation, AuGF, in performance of its constitutional duties as the Auditor General adding that the non-response to such queries raises serious questions about the integrity of the DG as a public officer.
“What most commentators and groups demanding reversal of the suspension do not know is that the issue goes beyond employment racketeering and breach of procurement processes. It also involves the issue of implementation of the constituency projects of legislators at the National Assembly as well as flagrant disobedience to legitimate directives of his supervising ministry in contravention of Section 31 of NITDA Act” the Senator said.
Adeola said it is only after a thorough investigation of the agency under the leadership of the incumbent DG that a determination can be made on rescinding the suspension or relieving the DG of his position stressing that doing otherwise will definitely imperil the government well- intentioned policy on information technology development in Nigeria.