- NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, advocates for those found guilty of corruption to have their hands cut off so that Nigerians can identify them as those who stole public funds
- Wabba says it is unfortunate that a few individuals have stolen the nation’s common wealth
- The labour leader calls on Nigerians to voice out against corruption because they are at the receiving end
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the government to cut off the hands of those found guilty of looting public funds to serve as deterrent to others.
The NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the statement at a protest rally for good governance at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Thursday, February 9, according to the Nation.
He said when the hands of such people are cut off, Nigerians will be able to identify them as those who stole public funds and who are responsible for the current economic recession in the country.
Wabba decried that a few individuals who had stolen the nation’s common wealth have not yet been brought to justice.
The labour leader said government must prove to the world that it was serious to win the fight against corruption and recover all stolen money.
He said: “We must not allow a situation where few, because of their interest will hold the system to ransom. We are demanding increase in electricity supply and they are saying pay more tariff. We are demanding increase in minimum wage and they say they are going to be paying in percentage. We should not be tired.
“Why should somebody steal one billion naira and walk the street free. We are demanding that they should be named and shamed. We are also demanding that one of their hands be cut off so that when we see them, we will know that they are people that has stolen our money.
“So, let us not be tired. Not to pay salaries and pensions is criminal. Not to increase our wages in this condition is corruption and so, we must demand good governance and support the fight against corruption.”
The labour leader called on Nigerians to voice out against corruption, adding that they were at the receiving end because there is near absence of good governance and corruption is also fighting back very badly.
Charly Boy, Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore on also joined NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to protest corruption and bad government in Nigeria.
Charly Boy who was one of front-liners for the Monday, February 6, protest in Lagos says he understands the challenges this country is facing from decades of wasteful wickedness; insensitive leadership.
According to him bad governance is a failure of the governed just as much as it is a failure of political leadership.