Unionist canvasses stiffer penalty against civil servants found to be corrupt

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Lagos  –  A unionist, Mr Oluwaseyi Gambo, on Monday urged to introduce a stiffer penalty against civil servants found to be corrupt to serve as deterrents to others.

Gambo, a former national public relations officer (PRO) Petroleum and Natural Senior Staffs Nigeria (PENGASSAN) gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to him, civil servants who were found wanting should be exposed, adding that they should be allowed to also benefit from pension and gratuity.

He said that this would reduce in the civil service and also serve as deterrents to others in the service.

“In China, if you are caught from the commonwealth, it is , while if you have an unblemished civil service record, you are giving monetary reward apart from your pension.

“The government should also ensure that apart from sentencing civil servants found to be corrupt to jail-terms, such should also forfeit their pension allowances and gratuities.

“The sooner we are on the same page with President Muhammadu on his administration’s war against , the earlier we will get a breather.

fights back, so we should be ready to come across some negative reports in the press and ill conceived orchestrated accusations against government.

“I beg Nigerians to keep their eyes on the prize, we cannot be doing a thing the same way and expect a different result,” he said.

Gambo urged the government to get to the roots those involved in the recent which uncovered 43, 000 ghost workers through the audit of security agencies payroll.

On one year , the unionist scored the President Muhammadu -led administration high, calling on Nigerians to continue to support its anti-corruption campaign.

Gambo said that although the masses were feeling the pains of the economic hardship, there the assurance that good times were in the offing.

Gambo said that the present administration’s anti- corruption campaign yielding good results because the international community beginning to give Nigeria a clean bill of health.

They had begun to encourage their investors to with their Nigerian counterparts unlike before.

The unionist said that the challenge facing the country corruption, adding that if the citizens could join hands with the present government’s efforts at fighting it , we would arrest the situation.

“Our Achilles’ heel has been corruption, so if we can arrest it, we are home free.

“But like I have told many of my associates, President alone cannot do it, we all have to fight corruption in our respective spheres of influence,” Gambo said.