PC group berates Jonathan
The ‘I Am Ready’ campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has chided the Federal Government for delaying the compensation promised relations of the Nigerian Immigration job tragedy, a year after the incident happened.
Speaking at a rally in Lekki, Lagos to commemorate the incident, a medical doctor and member of the group, Dr. Wale Oyebanjo, said the President’s action is a scam because it is belated and close to election period.
Oyebanjo explained that about 19 people died in the incident and the government belatedly decided to give them N5 million each, amounting to N95 million while it pockets the balance of the N6 billion it generated during the recruitment exercise.
“Over N6 billion was paid by the job seekers and the government is paying N95 million. That is a good business for them. We are here to say that we are tired of this deceit.
“The people who also carried out the botched recruitment exercise have kept their jobs and were seen always with the President sharing out cheques to the families of the applicants who lost their lives.
“That is why the volunteers came out en masse to say that on March 28, we are changing the leadership of this country. We are putting to an end corruption, unemployment and we are voting in the right set of people,” he declared.