Monday, 2 November 2015

ENUGU LABOUR LEADERS COLLECT BRIBE, HALT SHOWDOWN WITH GOV. UGWUANYI OVER PURCHASE OF PRADO JEEPS

Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor
Tectono Business Review, the best-selling and most sought after online business and political news and articles publishers, gathered that the labour movement in Enugu that threatened a showdown with the Governor, Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, over the purchase of Prado Jeeps for members of the House of Assembly and other government appointees, has withdrawn the threat.

From a very reliable source, we also gathered that the labour leaders were bribed during a closed-door meeting with the governor, after which they said that they had been properly briefed about the said vehicles.

While addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Chukwuma Igbokwe, stated that the workers had been properly briefed on the true situation. They refused to communicate to journalists what they were briefed.

In his own words: "We met with His Excellency and he gave us the true situation. We reconciled issues. Let me commend His Excellency's mode of operation. Each time there are some issues, he will always clear the air.

"There is information His Excellency gave us about the jeep and which we discussed. It's not the issue of buying, what we said is that vehicles were given out free, but now we know the true situation. When you are in a family, there are times there are misconceptions. The important thing is that at the end of the day, everybody is happy."

The state commissioner for information, Hon. Godwin Udeuhele, while corroborating Comrade Igbokwe’s statement, said that the vehicles were not free, but that they would be returned to the government at the end of their tenure.

The question now is if they return the jeeps after their services to the state, which Enugu State Government functionary, in future, would like to use an already used vehicle? We, at Tectono Business Review, still fail to understand why the governor spent staggering amount of money borrowed from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as intervention fund, in the acquisition of brand new jeeps for the government functionaries when poor civil servants in the state are being owed arrears of salary. The so called labour leader refused to tell the public what they really discussed with the governor. Enugu people, is this fair? Please, let your mind be known.