- NLC president, Ayuba Waba says the alleged mass looting of public funds by some of the immediate past governors should be investigated at the states and local governments across the country
- He draws a parallel between the thefts of public funds by governors with the lack of basic infrastructure in most of the states
- Says that the interference in the Judiciary has often resulted in conflicting judgments by courts of the same status
State and local government officials may find themselves in trouble following the call by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for president Buhari to extend the federal government’s anti-corruption campaign to states and local governments across the country.
According to the Sun, the NLC president, Ayuba Waba, made the call this weekend during his speech at the third national delegates’ conference of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Katsina.
Waba said: “The war against corruption should not stop at federal ministries or past government officials alone but should be extended to states and local government councils.”
He said the alleged mass looting of public funds by some of the immediate past governors and those connected made it necessary for the federal government to look into financial books of states and local governments.
He drew a parallel between the thefts of public funds by governors with the lack of basic infrastructure in most of the states and recommended a full investigation into the workings of what he indicated was a compromised Judiciary.
He said: “There is interference in the Judiciary which has often resulted in conflicting judgments by courts of the same status.
“Some highly placed government officials also interfere in the judgments delivered by the courts and the situation has given a bad name to the Judiciary.”
In another development, Chief Olu Falae has submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) an email correspondence between him and a former chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih in order to clear his name in the ongoing corruption-related charges against him.
Chief Falae tendered the email as evidence in the probe linking him to N100m election funds as the EFCC close in on him.
In the said email, Chief Anenih mentioned that he was acting on the instruction of former President Goodluck Jonathan to disburse the funds.