KEHINDE AKINTOLA, Abuja
The leadership of the National Assembly on Thursday unveiled plans to investigate corruption related allegations in Nigerian Universities in order to sanitise the system.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, gave the assurance during a peaceful protest staged by the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and three affiliate unions, held at the Cascade of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.
Addressing the protesters, Saraki who was represented by Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC-Yobe), assured the unions that the National Assembly would look into their grievances, especially the allegation of corruption in the universities.
Ibrahim who was flanked by Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna) and Ahmed Sani Yerima (APC-Zamfara) as well as Jarigbe Agon Jarigbe, observed that “impunity cannot thrive during Democratic rule.
“Impunity brings anarchy, so I want to assure you that we are going to fight corruption in the universities squarely.
“I also want to assure that every worker will get its allowances. All the demands that you have made will be tabled before the house.”
In a short remark, Sani Shehu, who applauded the resilience of Nigerian workers, pledged his resolve to pursue their (Unions’) demands to logical conclusion.”