NLC Tasks National Assembly on Legislation to Protect Whistle- Blowers
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has called the National Assembly to legislate and bring out a policy to protect whistle blowers.
NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, made the call while briefing the press on “Why the anti-corruption war is succeeding in the country.’’
Wabba said the National Assembly should urgently look into the challenge, while the courts should ensure speedy disposal of corruption cases.
He said the on-going revelation on the $2.1 billion arms purchase deal has justified unqualified support for the fight against corruption, describing the revelations by former the NSA and his erstwhile Director of Finance, Shuaibu Salisu, as mind-boggling and just is just the tip of the iceberg.
The NLC President said the development justifies as well as reinforces the call for capital punishment in cases of corruption in public office.
He added that with prescription of more stringent punishment for corruption cases, few will dare to go to this extent.
Wabba called on the Federal Government to expand the terms of reference of Prof. Itse Sagay Committee to accommodate receiving confidential information on corruption.
The NLC Leader, commended Shuaibu Salisu for having the courage to make the revelation, saying that this had assisted in revealing the monumental corruption in the arms deal.
Wabba also urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to ease up on the fight against corruption and to extend the war to the power sector reform programme, as well as other sectors.