Uwazurike, labour move for sustenance of anti-graft war, good governance
•Youths demand better living, policies
•Want Babachir Lawal sacked as SGF
The National Coordinator of Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazurike, says he looks forward to President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick recovery to enable him continue with his administration’s anti-corruption fight.
Also, the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) is to hold a national day of action in Lagos and Abuja on Thursday in support of good governance.
An invitation issued yesterday by NLC President, Wabba Ayuba and his TUC counterpart, Bobboi Kaigama, clarified that the rally was not in support of government but in drumming support for an anti-graft crusade.
In the meantime, a cross section of youths in Abuja demanded the disengagement of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, on allegations of graft.
The protesters insisted on transparency and accountability in government revenue and expenditure, bailout funds, and also insisted on full information on recruitments into the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), among others.
Uwazurike, who spoke yesterday in Onitsha through his Personal Assistant and Anambra North leader, Comrade Emmanuel Omenka, reiterated that his group would not wish anybody, especially the President, dead, rather he urged prayer for the nation’s number one citizen.
He charged government to mobilise all arsenals at its disposal to bail the country out of the prevailing economic downturn in the country.
Also yesterday, youths in Akwa Ibom State took to the major streets of Uyo to protest against government’s alleged unfriendly economic policies and untold hardship in the land.