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Support Buhari’s Anti-Graft War, Ambode Urges Labour Unions

Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Adam Adedimeji


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday urged labour unions in the state to rally round the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ambode made the plea when he received labour unions comprising members of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), National Labour Congress (NLC), National Youth Council (NYC) and the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) members on peaceful rally at the Lagos House, Alausa on Thursday.

The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello commended the labour leaders for their decision to show solidarity with President’s Buhari’s quest to stem corruption.

He said that Nigeria is presently at a defining moment of its democratic history which will require all hands to be on deck and support the drive of the government at the centre to return the nation to its glory days.

“We must thank you immensely for the support that you are giving President Buhari. This is what Nigerians need. You are the leaders, you are the opinion molders, without you setting agenda, there is no way this country can progress, so we really appreciate you,” the governor said.

Akeem Kazeem, State Chairman of the TUC said they decided to stage the rally nationwide to throw their full weight behind President Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, lamenting that the scourge has not only plunged the nation into wanton poverty and infrastructural decay but has dented the image of Nigeria over the years.

“Corruption has created a very bad image for the country and its citizens, as Nigerians are viewed as corrupt and dubious people outside. It has affected all sectors: health, education, petroleum, power, agriculture, transport, goods and services as well as manufacturing,” Comrade Kazeem said.

Kazeem also commended Governor Ambode’s strides in the first 100 days in office, saying that the labour unions are fully in support of his drive to invigorate the state civil service and engender development in the state. 

Representatives of the TUC, NLC, CDHR and NYC at the rally took turns to present letters to Governor Ambode for onward transmission to President Buhari, to intimate him of their full support for his anti-graft war.