Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Thursday disrupted traffic along Allen bus-stop, Ikeja Lagos, as they demonstrated, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to check corrupt practices by governors and the non-payment of salaries.
They accused state governors having borrowed heavily from banks to carry out huge projects in order to siphon public fund, also alleging that some of the governors used public funds to campaign for re-election at the detriment of the state workers.
According to a statement by the workers’ union, they are frowning at corruption in the country ranging from embezzlement, bribery, rituals, rigging of elections and among others.
The union, who distributed leaflets that bore titles like: “NLC says No to Corruption”, “NLC campaign for good governance” said corruption has created a very bad image for the country and its citizens as Nigerians are viewed as corrupt and dubious people outside the country adding that corruption has engendered mass poverty and thwart efforts to overcome it.
The union also noted that it has led to massive brain drain where a great number of Nigeria best brains have been driven to other parts of the world to engender development there.
The Union however said it will continue to support the current leadership in its fight against corruption as it urges president Mohammadu Buhari to recover all stolen Nigerian monies and properties.