Chairman of the Presidential Advisory  Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itsejuwa Esanjumi Sagay told President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, that the cabals in Aso Rock are the problem of his administration.

He told the President that it is time to sack the cabal and  that they have been a clog in the wheel of his administration’s progress.

Professor Sagay spoke in Minna, Niger State, yesterday evening, during a lecture, titled Nigeria: The travails of an animal kingdom, to mark the 27th convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology Minna, .

Sagay insisted that the “cabals have no business being in the Presidency as such they should fished out and flushed out”.

He, however, declined to mention names of who constitute the cabals but insisted that “they are not helpful to the government, everybody is complaining about them.”

In the lecture, Prof. Sagay said the elite are the problem of the country, and stressed that the quality of the political elite has continued to decline, after the First Republic.

On the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, Sagay said those behind his recall to the civil service should also be identified and punished.

He said Maina’s problem did not start with Buhari’s administration, and that the government is determined to bring the problem to an end, to the satisfaction of all Nigerians.

On the 2019 general elections, he said: “Nigerians should stay with president Muhammadu Buhari and vice president, Yemi Osinbajo” if the country is to get to the promised land. Buhari and Osinbajo have absolute integrity; if we don’t use of them now, I don’t know when next we will have leaders like them.

“All my hopes are on Buhari come 2019”

He however said that the president should be firmer and added that “we need a little dose of autocracy, if we want to develop as a country.”