President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a warning to political leaders who undermine the economy by denying workers their benefits while stuffing personal accounts with public funds.
The president issued this warning when he received All Progressives Congress (APC) delegation from Benue State, led by Sen. George Akume, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him:
“I honestly don’t know how people sleep when workers have not been paid. The workers have to pay rent, buy food, send their children to school and they have health care to take care of.
“I assure you that my main interest is all Nigerians in all parts of the country.
“Therefore, if anybody who tries to create any impression that I prefer any group across ethnicity or religion let him dare me by being caught red handed stealing public funds. I will deal with him.’’
The President told the APC delegation that the Federal Executive Council had been monitoring the plight of workers across the country and utilization of the bailout and Paris Club funds by some states.