Friday, November 30, 2012

CPC Supports Sanusi Who Called For Govt to Sack 50% of its Workers.

** condemn NLC over its call for Sanusi to be sack over his remark.
**labour should be blamed for scuttling the Jan, 2011 people’s revolt.
**people should blame the financial recklessness of this PDP-led Govt instead of Sanusi.

As if to confirm the rumoured romance between the Governor of the CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the party formed by Muhammadu Buhari for his presidential ambition, the CPC has come out against the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over its call for the sacking of Sanusi as a fall out for his call for sacking 50% of Nigeria's civil servants.

It would be recalled that Muhammadu Buhari as well as chieftains of the CPC, including Nasir Elrufai, were at Sanusi's turbanning as Dan Maje Kano by the Emir of Kano just five days after the Dana Air Crash in June of this year.

The national publicity secretary of the CPC, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, made the party's stance known in a statement he released yesterday. NaijaPundit brings you extracts of the statement below.

“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. It is our belief that the fiscal indiscipline of this Jonathan-led administration has exacerbated the Nation’s malaise!”

“We equally believe that rather vilifying the CBN governor for the commentary, this should throw up meaningful discourse on extricating the Nation from the financial recklessness of this PDP-led Federal Government.” “In the first place, the CBN governor is not in a position to implement policy for sacking the Nation’s public servants. At best, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi aired his personal opinion. We are at a loss at the nexus between his personal opinion and the strident call for his sack, except there are other sinister underpinnings in this call.”

“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. 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.”

“We believe that responsible leadership is about selflessness and consistency. We advise the Nation’s Labour leaders to critically examine the policies of governments (Federal and State) that impinge on the well-being of the people instead of looking for scape-goat for cheap populism.” 
- Naija Pundit.

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