NLC accuses political leaders, families of stealing Nigeria’s wealth

NLC accuses political leaders, families of stealing Nigeria’s wealth

- The NLC is not happy with Nigerian politicians and their families, accusing them of stealing the country’s wealth

- NLC president Ayuba Wabba described the nation’s inability to generate 5,000 mw of electricity, refine its own crude oil as sad

- Wabba criticised political leaders who send their children to schools abroad while the education sector in Nigeria suffers neglect

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Nigerian political leaders and their families have been accused by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of stealing the wealth of Nigeria, ThisDay reports.

Ayuba Wabba, the NLC president stated this in his Independence Day message titled, ‘Nigeria at 60: Celebrating togetherness’, delivered on Thursday, October 1.

He noted that Nigeria was still importing toothpick, pencils, and needles, 60 years after independence, adding that it is a disservice to the nation's natural endowments and a slap on the resourcefulness of the people.

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The union leader went on to note that a huge mockery is made as the biggest assemblage of black people on the planet if, at 60 years, Nigeria is unable to refine its own crude oil.

NLC accuses political leaders, families Steal Nigeria’s wealth
NLC has accused political leaders of stealing Nigeria’s wealth. Photo credit: Vanguard
Source: UGC

According to him, Nigeria remains the only member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) suffering from this malaise.

Wabba described the nation’s inability to generate 5,000 mw of electricity with its abundance of water sources and large deposits of natural gas as sad.

He said:

“It is sad that at 60 years, our political leaders still prefer to send their children to schools abroad and treat themselves in foreign hospitals since our public schools and hospitals have been so terribly mismanaged.

Meanwhile, reported that the serving overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, said no nation can make considerable progress when mediocre people are at its helm of affairs.

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Bakare spoke at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, on Thursday, October 1.

The virtual event was hosted by Poju Oyemade, its convener, and in commemoration of the nation’s 60th independence anniversary.

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