By Dipo Awojobi – The Nigerian Labour Congress has stated that the body is fully behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s government campaign against all forms of corrupt practices.
The NLC, which is made up of workers from other labour unions, stated that it “continues to express its strong and unalloyed support for government’s war on corruption,” after issuing a communique at the end of its national executive council meeting on Friday, January 29 in Lagos.
Some weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari said anyone found guilty in the $2.1billion Dasuki arms scandal will lose all his or her properties to the Federal Government.
The labour union said this when it spoke on how the $2.1 billion arms deal money was mismanaged instead of using it to buy weapons and ammunition to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country, saying “the list of the corrupt as expressed in the $2.1 arms contract scandal underscores the extent of the rot in the system.”
The NLC urged those who got money from the office of the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki to “apologise to Nigerians for their shameful act.”
The workers’ union body said: “Corruption is not just a national malaise that afflicts virtually every fabric of our national life, it has all but crippled the nation and accordingly requires a national action.”
Ayuba Waba, the president of the NLC and its General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson both signed the communiqué which was released on the issue today Sunday, January 31