NLC, Blast Govt Over Human Rights Abuses, Harassment Of Media


By Larry Martians
The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, has described the continued  human rights  violation, harassment of the media, among other uncivilized conducts by the federal government since uninterrupted democratic rule in the past 15 years in Nigeria as unfortunate.
The union also pointed out that there is little to show as dividends of democracy since the inception of the civil rule in 1999, urging the government to make democracy attractive and beneficial to the citizens.

However, the apex body of NLC further affirmed that disruption of peaceful protest, diminishing jobs etc, also remains a source of worry to the plight of workers in the country.
Rising from its 2- day National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Enugu, the NCL, in a communiqué signed by its president, Comrade Abdulwahed Omar, and Acting Secretary- General, Comrade Chris Uyot, equally expressed concern over the alarming security challenges confronting Nigeria.
Also the communiqué reads: “the NEC- in session noted with concern the deteriorating security situation in the country, especially in the North East, where insurgents have continued to pillage the land and in the South- South where unabated crude oil theft has all but left the economy prostrate”
It however, charged government not to relent in its effort at securing the entire nation.
The organization, further expressed delight over federal government  proactive measures taken in checking the deadly Ebola Virus Disease EVD” stressing that it should also do all that is necessary to secure the entire populace, as well as creating the utmost work- place safety for the exposed Health care personnel battling to control its spread.
The body also advised government to ensure that the polls on the 2014 general elections are free, fair, credible and generally acceptable, “the congress resolved to take control, revitalize, and strengthen the labour party (LP) in line with the ideals of labour and its ideological preference.

It expressed its readiness to support and encourage all her members preparing to go into partisan politics in 2015.

“The NEC- in session, commended the Independent National National Electoral Commission INEC for its improved performance in the conduct of elections, but cautioned against the over militarization of election zone in the country”



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