BREAKING: Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Invites About 25 Senior Civil Servants For Questioning Over Alleged Corruption

The anti-corruption company, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited about 25 members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), for questioning over alleged corruption, SaharaReporters has learnt. 

ASCSN is affiliated with the Trade Union Congress (TUC). 

BREAKING: Nigeria's Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Invites About 25 Senior Civil Servants For Questioning Over Alleged Corruption 2

An announcement by Comrade Andrew Emelieze, Convener of the Congress of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (CSCSN) on Friday, which was obtained by SaharaReporters, mentioned the Kwara State Secretary of the union, Comrade Joseph Meshech and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASCSN, Comrade Apebo Joshua, have been additionally interrogated. 

            

The physique mentioned the invitation of the executives and members confirmed its earlier place that there was corruption in numerous industrial unions. 

The assertion mentioned, “Information reaching us has confirmed the invitation of close to twenty-five staff members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); over issues of corruption in the trade union. 

“Our supply additionally confirmed the interrogation of the Kwara State secretary of the union, Comrade Joseph Meshech. Among these additionally invited for interrogation embody the Deputy Secretary-General of ASCSN Comrade, Apebo Joshua.

“The invitation of ASCSN officials by the EFCC has justified the agitations of some activists in the labour movement in Nigeria, that massive corruption is going on in our different industrial unions. Groups like the All Workers Convergence (AWC) and the Congress of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (CSCSN) have been raising alarm over the rot in the labour movement especially in the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) which has assumed a crisis situation. 

“Most sadly, the response from members of the union has been docile and nonchalant, even the media has not given satisfactory consideration to our question over the privatization of the labour unions in Nigeria apart from a number of radical journalists which were following our problem in opposition to the labour paperwork in Nigeria.

“Most surprisingly is the fact that we also called on the Minister of Labour and his ministry, the Head of Service of the Federation, the TUC, and even some social activists but there was no positive response from any of the aforementioned. Present events have vindicated our agitations.

“We, subsequently, name on the EFCC to do an intensive job and be sure that they don’t compromise as we’re conscious that there are many petitions in opposition to ASCSN within the EFCC and different anti-graft companies. Other anti-graft companies are additionally referred to as upon to swing into motion and examine the corruption in ASCSN. We are additionally calling on the mass media to interrogate the allegations of corruption in ASCSN.

“The world can now see why the embattled defacto Secretary-General (SG) of ASCSN has refused to retire at sixty years in line with public service rules and at over sixty-five years he has succeeded in demonising the union and promoting mass fraud in the union. “Presently below the SG ‘Comrade’ Alade Bashir Lawal, ASCSN has been dropped at disrepute. We now know why Lawal has been manipulating members of the union to remain in workplace past sixty-five years. We now know why Lawal has plotted the elimination of the President of ASCSN Comrade Bola Innocent Audu and we now know why Lawal has sacked near twenty younger Nigerian staff in ASCSN inside a month. We now know why Lawal has put in his stooge, Dr Tommy Okoh because the de facto President of ASCSN.

“To all members that have been sitting on the fence, it is time we woke up. It is our welfare and our check-off dues that are at stake. Lawal must pay for his crimes against Civil Servants and humanity. We call for Lawal’s investigations. Lawal Must Go.” 

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