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APC Hails Nigerian Workers, Civil Society For Standing Up Against Corruption

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed Nigerian workers and the Civil Society for standing up firmly against corruption, calling their open demonstration of support for the Federal Government’s battle against corruption a major boost to the anti-graft war.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement he issued in Abuja Friday said Nigerian workers’ unambiguous stand against corruption was a clear repudiation of all those who have attempted to politicize the battle either by insinuating selectivity or saying the government should face governance instead of dwelling on the fight against corruption.

”Thursday’s nationwide demonstrations by Nigerian workers and the Civil Society in support of the anti-corruption battle is the clearest indication yet that corruption is now seen for what it is, a vice to be condemned and punished rather than something to be venerated and celebrated. The growing intolerance for corruption among Nigerians is also a clear example of what a nation can achieve under a committed, sincere, purposeful and focused leadership,” the party said.

APC stated the delivery of good governance was seriously hampered by corruption, hence the cankerworm of corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of the Nigerian society was the main reason why millions of unemployed youths could not get jobs, why hospitals lacked necessary equipment and medicines, why infrastructural deficit was worsening and why social services are almost non-existent, just to mention a few.

”A huge chunk of the billions of Naira which are budgeted annually for all sectors of the economy end up in private pockets. Little wonder then that the economy has been in the doldrums over the years, despite the trillions of Naira earned by the country from crude oil sales alone.

”It is therefore baffling that some people, for whatever reasons, have decided to engage in sophistry in their attempt to distract the government from combating graft. Thursday’s nationwide anti-graft rally by Nigerian workers and the Civil Society has shown that Nigerians are not buying such fallacy,” the ruling APC maintained.

It recalled the promised made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his inaugural speech on May 29 2015, that his Administration would tackle head on, the serious challenges facing the country, including insecurity and pervasive corruption, as well as appealed to all Nigerians to continue to give their unalloyed support to the Administration in its determination to surmount the challenges.


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