Labour rallies support for anti-graft war
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged Nigerians to support the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari in order to address the social ills created through corrupt practices.
The ASCSN, National President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama expressed concerns and displeasure on the sum of N11 trillion alleged to have been looted from the treasury by the previous administration, describing it as not only outrageous but scandalous.
He added that If corruption is wiped out in Nigeria, trillions of naira of public funds which are diverted into private pockets will be ploughed back for national development.
He then urged government to retrieve not just the alleged stolen funds but ensure that those who looted the collective wealth of all Nigerians should be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The ASCSN enjoined President Buhari to ensure that the anti-graft war is total and not selective while all recovered funds should be pooled together in a special account and used for identifiable projects such as electricity supply, good road network, potable water, improved health care delivery, affordable decent housing, functional refineries, free and qualitative education, and light rail system.
Kaigama added that, “the Federal Government should close all avenues of leakages through which trillions of naira of public funds are stolen by crooks who masquerade as politicians in Nigeria. “In this connection, we urge all well-meaning Nigerians including the Labour movement, civil society groups, prominent citizens as well as members of the National Peace Committee led by former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar to key into the anti-corruption war in the interest of the country”.
The ASCSN accordingly implored President Buhari to be wary of some eminent persons in the National Peace Committee whose utterances in recent time in respect of the anti-corruption war have been suspected.