Corruption overwhelming anti-graft agencies —TUC

Trade Union Congress has raised the alarm that the scourge of corruption may have overwhelmed security agencies established to fight the vice in the society.

President General of the TUC, Mr. Peter Esele, said on Monday in this year’s May Day message, via an electronic mail that some of the institutions entrusted with the war might have withdrawn from their mandate to fight corruption in the country.

Esele said the country was losing the campaign against corruption which remained the single factor impeding the desired economic development and growth in the country.

He pointed out that corruption, which had destroyed all aspects of the nation’s life, had become a threat to even the government.

He urged the Nigerian citizenry to show the requisite zeal to reject corruption as a national identity and to uproot the scourge in order to have a beautiful country of pride to all citizens.

He said, “We are losing the battle against corruption. The scourge has become so endemic that it has constituted the single most important factor in our failure to develop appreciably.   Read more

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