Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the growing uncertainty in the welfare of public officeholders is fuelling corruption in the civil service.
He said this on Tuesday at the book launch of the former Chaplain of the Aso Rock Villa Chapel, Obioma Onwuzurumba.
The book launch, which also featured the unveiling of a Day-Care Centre for the elderly, marked Onwuzurumba’s 73rd birthday celebration.
The former president rued the lack of care for civil servants, whom he said were not allowed to own businesses, and still were not taken care of after retiring from service.
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He commended the celebrant and his wife for the initiative to launch a daycare Centre for the elderly.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the occasion and former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, lamented that integrity was in short supply among Nigerians.
He extolled the celebrant, describing him as a man of courage who never failed to speak truth to power.