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Nigerian Workers Union Demands Resignation Of River Basin, LNRBDA Managing Director Over Corruption Allegations

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The Nigerian Union of Agriculture and Allied Workers (NUAAE) under the Federal Ministry of Water Resources has demanded the elimination of the Managing Director of the Lower Niger River Basin Trend Authority (FMWR/RBDAS) attributable to allegations of misapplication of funds on “frivolous initiatives.” 

The workers in a communiqué acquired by SaharaReporters in Abuja moreover accused the MD of the LNRBDA, Dr Saheed Aremu, of “substandard misappropriation and misapplication of funds on frivolous initiatives and the bastardisation of the anti-corruption pressure of the Nigerian authorities.” 


The workers issued the communiqué after an emergency assembly in Abuja on Wednesday, asking for the MD to vacate his place of work within 14 days of their resolution or face labour circulate from the River Basin Trend Authorities in Nigeria. 

The say jointly signed by the chairman, Mudi Olayinka Raji and secretary, Nwafor Nkiken, stressed that the MD had allegedly indulged in loads of misdemeanour that resulted in the erosion of the ethics and cordial members of the family expected from his place of work. 

The workers talked about, “The forum-in-session has seen with fear the actions of the Managing Director of Lower Niger River Basin Trend Authority, Ilorin (LNRBDA) and it reads as follows: 

“That the Managing Director, Dr Saheed Aremu, has indulged in loads of misdemeanours which luxuriate in resulted in the erosion of the ethics and cordial members of the family required for tender administration of Govt Resources.

“That the mode of operation of Dr Saheed Aremu is divisive reducing the effectiveness of LNRBDA in relaxing its mandate. That under the route of Dr Saheed Aremu, the Teach and Project offices had been diminished to shambles and rendered non-viable.

“That Dr Saheed Aremu has precipitated an agency of authorities (LNRBDA) to exercise authorities allocation in non-core mandate endeavours to the detriment of initiatives furthering the main mandates for which the agency was established.

“That under the possess of Dr Saheed Aremu there was substandard misappropriation and misapplication of funds on frivolous initiatives and the bastardisation of the anti-corruption pressure of this administration. This has impeded Mr President’s effort at ensuring meals security and sufficiency.

“That Dr Saheed Aremu’s incompetence at managing human sources is being evidenced in his lack lustre angle to workers welfare and his centered victimisation of workers he considers uncompromising of their pursuit of excellence in the discharge of the Authority’s Mandate.

“That the Auditor Celebrated of the Federation’s picture of 29th March, 2021 with reference number OAGF/FIAD/FMWR/LNRBDA/2021/30 has indicted him and the forum-in-session hereby requests that the suitable anti-corruption agencies evaluate and seize appropriate circulate as confirmed by that picture.

“The forum-in-session hereby condemns in the strongest terms Dr Saheed Aremu’s conduct and inquire of his instantaneous elimination from place of work within 14 days of this resolution to steer sure of labour circulate all over all River Basin Trend Authorities in Nigeria. 

“The forum-in-session urges the Management of all RBDAS to enable the oversight focus on over with of the Division Union Executives to initiatives in the a range of RBDAS that has way on the proposed partial commercialisation of the River Basins. 3. The forum-in-session appeals to the Federal Govt to lengthen funding of all initiatives and programmes in all River Basin Authorities and to make certain precise monitoring.”

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