Some delegates at the conference observed that President Jonathan’s inaugural speech was silent on corruption ravaging the country.
A delegate from Rivers State said the president’s speech was silent on corruption cases, including those of petroleum subsidy regime, SURE-P, among others.
The Rivers delegate said “we cannot talk of nationbuilding while billionaires are being created through signatures by people in power.”
He said the government should “free the country from the spells of IMF witchcraft.” He urged the president to sack the finance minister who, he added, is an “agent of the IMF.”
Other labour leaders also spoke about the president’s silence on corruption.
They said the level of corruption in this country is so enormous that public office holders steal monies that they can hardly spend even if they live for more than a century.