By Bola Kougbe
The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, has accused leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of being corrupt.
The committee, led by Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), said the union leaders were dishonest and as such could not be associated with it.
Femi Odekunle, a member of the committee said “the labour leaders are corrupt”, stressing that the NLC and TUC had over the years been compromised and their leaders no longer trustworthy.
Also, Sagay said labour leaders did not need to be members of PACAC to fight corruption.
“In any case, you don’t need to belong to PACAC to fight corruption; PACAC is not made up of representatives of any groups or sectors. Fight corruption from your own organization and if we invite you, participate, you don’t have to say unless you are a member of PACAC.
“How many members will PACAC have if we have to invite representatives from every sector? I think that is a very wrong attitude, very negative attitude!”, he said.
The acting Secretary General of the TUC, Simeso Amachree had said, at an interactive session between PACAC, media and civil society organisations, that the Nigeria Labour Congress, the TUC and CSOs, being major and experienced stakeholders in the struggle against corruption, should be represented in PACAC.