Corruption still thriving, says NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has lamented that despite the noise aboutanti-graft war, corruption continues to thrive in the country.

It said the executive and the legislative arms of government weighed on the scale have performed below expectation.

Speaking with our source, its President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, lamented that while the citizens continue to groan under hardship, public officials live large.

Wabba, who spoke on several burning national issues, particularly took up the National Assembly, which he described as a “criminal enterprise.”

He threatened that the organised labour would picket the National Assembly and other institutions that are failing in their responsibilities to Nigerians.

Wabba said President Muhammadu Buhari needed to give his anti-graft crusade a better face, by making accountability, transparency and rule of law his watchwords.

He said this was necessary because bad governance was thriving in Nigeria.

He said: “The government must know that it is not only workers that are suffering, but ordinary citizens who depend on the workers, are suffering immensely.

“For this reason, we shall picket the institutions that make up government one after the other; after the Presidency, we are facing the National Assembly.

“So long as they are not living up to their responsibilities, we will make it very difficult for them to continue in the criminal enterprise they call the National Assembly. So, we demand ac­countability, we demand due process.”

He lamented that Nigerians are going through serious challenges more than before, adding that these challenges are compounded by the total absence of good governance, accountability, transparency and rule of law.

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