BY Peter Duru
MAKURDI – Former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has called on labour to champion the fight against corruption, while urging the Federal Government to prosecute those indicted by the House of Representative’s ad-hoc committee on subsidy regime if it was serious about fighting corruption.
Tsav also said the bribery scandal rocking the House of Representatives over the committee’s report was a wake-up call on the Federal Government to draw up a concise action plan in its renewed onslaught against corruption to effectively checkmate the menace.
Tsav said: “They should first and foremost go though the report and see if the report exonerated Zenon Oil of culpability in the subsidy scandal. And if the Federal Government is convinced that what is contained in the report is the absolute truth, they should act on it without delay.
“Organised labour in Nigeria should lead a renewed onslaught against corrupt practices in this country. They should ensure and insist that anyone accused of corruption is made to face trial and if found guilty convicted. Labour should champion this. Today, whenever somebody is accused of corruption, lots of noises are made about it and after a while nobody hears anything about it.”
“This ugly incident has once again brought to the fore the urgent need for a road map and concise action plan to address the issue of corruption that has become cancerous in this country. It is not helping this country at all because our people continue to be impoverished by the day while some few are milking the country,” Tsav added.