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Labour commends FG over Abacha loot for the poor 

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Organised Labour has supported Federal Government’s decision to pay the $322 million Abacha loot as cash transfer to poor homes, through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT).

National Executive Council  (NEC) Member of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and General Secretary of National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), Comrade Issa Aremu in Kaduna expressed disappointment at the recent call by the National Assembly for the executive arm to pay the repatriated monies into the Consolidated Revenue Account and be distributed to the federating units in line with the current revenue sharing formula.

The labour leader, while addressing a workshop, yesterday, observed that it was wise that the Federal government give poorest Nigerians the cash transfer as a matter of right, rather than what he called “undignified handouts” by some corrupt politicians.

Comrade Aremu urged the National Assembly to partner with the Executive through the Federal Character Commission to ensure the cash transfer was not limited to poor households in 19 states alone.


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