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Delta NLC Hails With Buhari’s Anti-graft War

Posted: Sep 8, 2015 at 12:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has hailed President Muhammadu Buahari for waging war against bribery and corruption in his first 100 days in office.

Briefing journalists at the secretariat of the congress in Asaba weekend, Delta State Chairman of NLC, Comrade David Ofoeyeno, who doubles as the President of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the state, urged the President not to relent in his determination to bring looters of Nigeria’s common destiny to book.

He also applauded the way and manner the President has distinguished himself in the sharing formula of N521 billion, the recent N511 billion to the states of the federation and his directive to ministries to open a solo account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The congress in the state said it has, therefore, position itself to assist the President in monitoring all monetary transactions at the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Delta State Government.

Ofoeyeno, who spoke after the 2nd State Executive Council (SEC) meeting of the congress said he has mobilized a 3,000 man rally from the across the 25 council areas of the state, as directed by the national body of the congress, to support the anti-graft war of the President.

According to him, after the statewide rally, similar convention would be planned in each of the council areas.

He said, “Since the President has not demonstrated a cosmetic approach to the anti-corruption war. We have be positioned by our national body tp be watchdogs at the state and local government levels. All issues concerning monetary transaction at the MDAs will henceforth be placed under checks and balances. Will not only be whistle blowers but an anti-graft agency in disguise.”

While he vowed that the rally would be hijacked by desperate politicians, he urged the Governor of the state, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to avoid anti-workers approaches in handling payment of salaries and make all necessary remittance and check-off dues as at when due.