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APC Frowns At Jonathan’s Retention Of Top Officials Of Immigration While Compensating Families Of Dead Ones

Garba Shehu
Garba Shehu

All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation has raised questions over President Goodluck Jonathan’s sincerity when he compensated the families of Immigration recruitment tragedy while he continues to retain in their positions, those whose shoddy arrangement for the recruitment that led to the death of the job seeker.
Reacting to the five million donations to each of the 15 families of Nigerian job seekers who died during the March 2014 Immigration recruitment exercise, the director of media and publicity for the APC Presidential Campaign, Garba Shehu made it clear that the party has no quarrel with bringing relief to the families of the victims, including automatic employment to 33 members of the families but questioned what he called “the insincerity of the Jonathan administration in its attempt to throw dust in the eyes of Nigerians by pretending to be caring on the first anniversary of the Immigration recruitment tragedy.”
Garba Shehu said that the Jonathan’s government has morally tainted what was supposed to be a humanitarian gesture, adding that it is morally outrageous to spare those public officials whose greed had led Nigeria to the March 2014 Immigration recruitment tragedy.
According to him, it is not enough to pay compensation to the families of the promising Nigerians killed in that stampede but to hold those officials accountable for the incident accountable for the shoddy arrangement for the recruitment exercise.
The APC Media Campaign Spokesman said no sensitive government would have remained indifferent to the actions of the government officials whose rapacity landed Nigeria into such avoidable human disaster, saying that in other societies, such officials would have resigned automatically and apologized to the people.
Garba Shehu alleged that the Jonathan government is characterized by arrogant insensitivity to public feelings and “notorious tendency to promote and entrench impunity by creating sacred cows even where human lives were lost.”
He said that accountability is the hallmark of a democratic government but that, the Jonathan government has shown its disdain for such accountability. [myad]

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