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Labour urged to help fight corruption

24 July 2015, 11:11Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Senate President Bukola Saraki, has challenged Nigerian workers to complement government efforts to eliminate corruption. 

He stated this while addressing the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) lead by its President, Ayuba Wabba, during a courtesy visit in his office at the National Assembly Abuja.

Saraki said it was time for workers to help the government succeed in decisively and successfully tackling the corruption menace once and for all.

He noted that the Senate has interacted with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

It also intends to engage the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to explore areas where the National Assembly can assist to ensure that the fight against corruption is efficiently prosecuted.

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"Past excuses will no longer be tolerated since the country now has the right leadership with avowed political will to fight corruption," Saraki said.

He urged workers to play a part.

"This should not be a headline-grabbing approach because at the end of the day, you are workers, when you talk about oil theft, we have Nigerian workers at the terminals who surely must know when this thing is going on," Saraki point out.

"Everywhere that there is corruption, some workers are there either participating or observing. 

"We now have a great opportunity to win the war against corruption because we have a leadership led by President Muhammadu Buhari that we believe has the political will to do the right thing,” Saraki said. 

- CAJ News


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