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NSA urges NLC to call off strike, condemns attack on Ajaero

Nuhu- Ribadu
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The National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to call off its nationwide strike action.

Ribadu condemned the 1 November 2023 attack on the president of NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero in Owerri, Imo state.

The NSA in a statement by the Head, of Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Zakari Mijinyawa, said the suspects have been arrested and investigations have commenced.

The statement added that the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) is concerned by the declaration of a nationwide strike by the leadership of the organised labour led by the NLC and TUC.

“The NSA is particularly worried about the implications of the strike action on the livelihood of ordinary Nigerians and its potential impact on economic security and other strategic national interests.

“As attested by the NLC leadership, the NSA immediately intervened on learning about the travails of the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joseph Ajero who was assaulted in Owerri, Imo State.

“The NSA regrets the incident and condemns it in its entirety as it was against the rule of law and the principles of freedom of association and expression subscribed to by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his administration.”

The statement added that the federal government will never condone such an act.

“As a fallout of the incident relevant authorities were directed to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the assault and bring to book the culprits.

“Available update indicates that some arrests have already been made in this regard. The outcome of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is concluded” he said.

The Federal Government, through the Office of the NSA, therefore appeals to the labour leadership to call off the current strike action and allow the dialogue process underway to be exhausted.

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