The president of Trade Union Congress, Bobboi Kaigama as a way of reducing corruption in the country, recommended death sentence for those public officials who embezzle over N1m.
Bobboi Kaigama, made this recommendation while speaking on the theme ‘Corruption and challenges in nation-building’ during the fourth lecture series of the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday.
The TUC President who said the government has to take the fight against corruption in the country very seriously said: “If the governments and legislators are truly sincere about the fight against corruption in the country, they must go tougher. Any public official, whether at the state or federal level, should be executed. Killing them after confirmation of any embezzlement allegation of more than N1m will lead us to the right path.
“I sincerely recommend an active process of legislation that would support that. It would also serve the nation well to have a law which not only provides for every public office holder to declare his assets on assuming office, but also stipulate that he must repeat the exercise each subsequent year that he is in office and not later than one month after vacating the office. Such declaration should be in at least three newspapers and not just to the Code of Conduct Bureau.”
Kaigama aside recommended death penalty also wants corrupt leaders be banned from occupying public offices while calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission to be strengthened.