NLC: Jonathan’s National Honour Is For Money Bags 4 years ago 1

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday described this year’s list of national honours awardees as that of ‘money bags’, while asking President Goodluck Jonathan to search for more deserving Nigerians who may not be rich.

Acting General Secretary of the NLC, Comrade Chris Uyot who spoke to Daily Trust in a telephone interview said though some deserving Nigerians are being honoured, more needs to be done if the award should have meaning for Nigerians.

He said “as far as we are concerned there is nothing wrong in giving awards to meritorious Nigerians and among the list, there are obviously very hardworking and committed Nigerians who have made tremendous contributions to national development.

“But we are surprised that most of those that are being honoured are either politicians, top bureaucrats, businessmen; in short, money bags and we believe that there is need to appreciate the contributions of people of Nigeria who are honest, committed and have contributed so much to national development without necessarily being rich people.” Home Page

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