The Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajearo, has given insight into why the union has been unable to tackle corruption in the country.
He said this is because the NLC currently lacks the right “mechanism” to fight the menace.
Ajaero said though it was necessary for the union to engage in such action, it was yet to join forces with law enforcement agencies particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and police on the situation.
The NLC deputy president, who made this known Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with journalists, also stressed the need for the union to adopt a credible and efficient method of recruiting comrades into its fold.
“We have not really institutionalized a mechanism to insist on probing a person found to have corruptly enriched himself. Labour can think in that line. And for us to do that, we don’t have the police or the EFCC. It may end at the level of agitation. You know also that this has legal limitation because the law says nobody is guilty until proven otherwise. That is a limitation. We can quantify morally that this person is guilty, but if there is no clear case of corruption, we are limited”, he said.
Ajearo, who acknowledged he was recruited from his days in student unionism to union politics, expressed happiness at how ex-student union leaders such as Comrade Salisu Mohammed and John Oda among others, were recruited into the NLC.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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