Friday, 24 May 2013
Call for Sack of Lamido Sanusi: CPC Blasts Labour Leaders For Hypocrisy
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has dismissed the call by the Nigeria Labour Congress for the sack of Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as hypocritical, cheap and opportunistic.
Mallam Sanusi had recommended to the federal government the firing of 50 per cent of its workers in view of its overwhelming recurrent expenditure.
“Whilst we do not agree that the cause of the exorbitant recurrent expenditure is wholly due to the size of the public service work-force and that the sacking of half its size is the solution to the identified problem, we believe the call for the call for the sacking of the forthright Public officer for volunteering his personal opinion is equally preposterous,” CPC said today in a statement signed by Rotimi Fashakin, its National Publicity Secretary.
CPC that the fiscal indiscipline of this Jonathan-led administration has exacerbated Nigeria’s malaise, and that rather than vilifying the CBN governor for expressing a personal opinion, the important thing ought to be meaningful discourse on how to extricate Nigeria from the financial recklessness of the PDP-led Federal Government.
“As a Party, we have equally taken note of the ignominious manner this present crop of Labour leadership truncated, in January 2012, the people’s popular refusal to yield to the exploitative tendencies of the Nation’s rulers,” the statement said.
“In the course of scuttling the people’s revolt, some of these Labour leaders got appointed into some dodgy committees that were not primed to achieve result. This is why we view this call by the Labour leaders for Sanusi’s sack as a cheap, opportunistic (albeit languid) ploy to crawl back to the people’s reckoning.”
It warned that responsible leadership is about selflessness and consistency, and advised Nigeria’s labour leaders to critically examine the policies of governments nationwide which impinge on the well-being of the people “instead of looking for scape-goat for cheap populism.”