Sub­sidy bil­lion­aires

Daily Trust - - NEWS -

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.

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