By Victor Ahiuma-Young & Mmadukwem Stephen
LAGOS – ORGANISED labour, weekend, in Lagos, condemned the controversy trailing appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying they were induced by personal agenda of those making them.
This came as labour implored Nigerians to borrow a leaf from Cuba in the anti-corruption war.
Speaking through the National Union Of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, during the visit of Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Treso Sosa, to Lagos office of NUTGTWN, General Secretary of the Union, Mr. Issa Aremu, labour contended that Nigerians must learn to judge the content of the character and the vision for good governance of the appointees rather than their tribal or regional marks.
According to him; “The point cannot be overstated; Nigeria is a 21st century democratic republic. It is not an enclave of hewers of wood and drawers of water in tribal communities that existed before Christ.
‘’We must therefore learn to judge the content of the character and the vision for good governance of the appointees rather than their tribal or regional marks. Section 23 of Chapter II dealing with the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State defines Nigeria’s national ethics as discipline, integrity, dignity of labour, social justice, religious tolerance, self-reliance and patriotism.”
‘’Do the newly appointed presidential men and women possess these qualities or not, that is the question?’’