The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday alleged that the Nigerian Ports Authority forwarded only N2bn out of a total sum of N162bn it generated as revenue in a year, and that those who presided over the affairs of the NPA spent N160bn out of the total amount the agency generated.
Oshiomhole, who disclosed this while speaking at the National Delegates’ Conference of the National Union of Roads Transport Workers in Abuja , said that the figures he quoted were from an official report.
The governor called on the labour movement to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war, while also advising the members of the National Peace Committee to give the expected attention to the place of justice in the quest for lasting peace.
The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who also spoke at the event, promised to support the President’s crusade against corruption.
Wabba said, “We are therefore saddened by the news making the rounds that the peace committee recently visited President Buhari to persuade him against bringing to book those involved in the scandalous theft, which we now understand runs into several trillions of naira.
“We call on the eminent members of this committee not to diminish their standing in the eyes of the Nigerian public by trying to stand in the way or better still, act as an obstacle to the retrieval of our commonwealth by these erstwhile public officers, who have plainly betrayed the trust of the Nigerian people.”