Kaduna Committed To Anti-Corruption War – El-Rufai

Nasir El-RufaiGovernor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday said his administration would deliver good governance to the people through a sustained fight against corruption in the state.

El- Rufa’i made the remarks during a rally tagged, “The National Day of Action against Corruption and for Good Governance”, organised by the joint labour unions in the state.

According to him, the APC-led government is the government of the masses and is committed to safeguarding the rights of all.

“As a public officer and servant to the people, it is my responsibility to ensure that the right thing is done always”.

The governor assured the state’s civil servants that their salaries would be paid before the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, saying “we won’t wait for Federal Government’s monthly allocation”.

El-Rufai assured the labour unions in the state that he would forward their demands to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, Sept. 11.

In a joint statement, the unions called on the President to ensure that all funds identified to have been stolen from the common treasury were traced and recovered to the last kobo.

The statement was signed by the Chairman, Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Malam Adamu Ango and his counterpart at the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Malam Shehu Mohammad.

The statement urged the federal government to ensure that the recovered funds were kept “in a special account and are appropriated for job creation, funding educational infrastructure and upgrading the health-care infrastructure”.

“We also support and call for the establishment of special anti-corruption courts to try corruption cases in the country”, the union leaders stated.

It recommended that all public officers, elected or appointed, should publicly declare their assets and liabilities upon assumption of office.

The statement said there was an urgent need to review and strengthen the nation’s anti-corruption laws to eliminate loopholes and allow for proper prosecution of offenders.

“Anti-graft agencies should be well funded and should as a matter of urgency, extend their searchlight to the other two tiers of government”, they stated.

The labour leaders commended President Buhari on his various actions against the menace of corruption in the country since his assumption of office. (NAN)