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Body wants ministerial nominees to declare assets publicly

The  Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has asked the Senate to mandate all the ministerial nominees to declare their assets publicly.

A statement signed by the TUC President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Secretary General, Musa Lawal said Nigerians do not want “socially insensitive ministers with hearts of stone who will tell us they are answerable to the President and not the Nigerian people. We do not need ministers who are only interested in buying and paying cash for mortgages in choice cities all over the world."

Adding that “Although we have waited so long for ministers to be appointed, we are willing to wait a little longer provided we get it right. We are on the same page with other well-meaning Nigerians who feel that the President has already taken too long to form a formidable team, but a few more days should suffice for the Senate and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to investigate the nature, value and locations of declared assets. This is necessary because Nigerians voted for this government because of their yearning for something positively different from the usual.”

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