Lagos NLC demands justice for slain Nasarawa workers

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress and civil society groups during a protest rally against mass sack of bankers, on Friday in Lagos. Photo: Sylvester Okoruwa.

…Nasarawa killing, attempt to silence workers—Kogi NLC

THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos Branch, has joined other affiliates across the nation to protest the killing of two workers in Nasarawa State.

The rally in Lagos was led by former Deputy President of NLC, Comrade Issa Aremu. Aremu, who stated that the solidarity rally was in support of the slained workers who died while protesting against proposed 50 per cent reduction in salary by the Nasarawa State government.

“We demand for justice. No governor has the power to reduce salary because any issue regarding salary belongs to Exclusive List which can only be addressed by the Executives (Federal Government).

Meanwhile, THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kogi State, on Tuesday, joined their colleagues across the country to protest against the killing of Nasarawa State workers by police.

The state chairman of the congress, Onuh Edoka, who delivered the speech of the national president, Ayuba Wabba, described the killing and injuries inflicted on the workers as a violation of the sanctity of life.

He said the murder of the two workers whose names were given as Aliyu Umbugadu and Rabiu Hamza, by the police, at the gate of the Nasarawa State Government House, was an attempt to silence the entire Nigerian workers for asking for their rightful due.

“Yet be not deceived. The attacks on workers’ rights operate at various levels across the country. Most states do not pay salaries and pensions as at when due, even after accessing bailout funds from the Federal government,” he said.