The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Civil Society have all on Tuesday advocated for capital punishment against corrupt officials as obtained in China and India.
This was made known during a joint news conference in Abuja.
The NLC President Ayuba Wabba and TUC President Bobboi Kaigama said that the campaign against corruption must be intensified and sustained, adding that the Congress would drum support for the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari, by organising a mass rally on Thursday in Abuja.
Wabba said that the NLC was in support of whatever would address the issue of corruption in the country, including death sentence.
“If such capital punishment can happen in China, India and South Africa, it can also happen in Nigeria; whatever measure that will address the issue of this mind-boggling corruption in the country, NLC will support it.”
Wabba further disclosed that corruption had badly damaged the core of the country’s national existence, adding that the political leadership of the country must act decisively in order to get out of this brink of disaster.
“As organised labour, we firmly believe that the political leadership of our country must act decisively to get us out of the brink of disaster that greed and primitive accumulation through open looting of our commonwealth in the last six and more years, has brought us to.”
He said that most Nigerians had been deprived the standard quality of life due to massive corruption in the polity, adding that organised labour would no longer watch the culture of impunity.