The Presidency on Monday said the reported plan by the Trade Union Congress to embark on a nationwide protest over the alleged President Muhammadu Buhari’s “inaction over the high-level of corruption uncovered at the Niger Delta Development Commission, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission” was “ill advised and totally uncalled for”.
A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said such protest was not necessary, considering the ongoing investigations in the cases by both the executive and legislative arms of government.
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Shehu, who said “these processes must be allowed to run their full courses”, added that “it is against the norm in a democratic society as well as the natural laws of justice to seek ‘action’, meaning punishment against offenders before proper investigation, trial and conviction.”