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NLC threatens Imo govt over harassment of workers

RochasNIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday, said it would resist alleged use of police by Imo State Government to chase out workers from offices, especially, paratatals in order to concession them.

Congress urged the Inspector General of Police, to immediately call to order the Imo State Police Commissioner to forestall a complete breakdown of law and order.

In a statement, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, General Secretary, of Ayuba Wabba led faction of NLC, in Abuja said “It has come to our attention that the government of Imo State is using the members of the Nigeria Police Force to chase out workers from offices, especially, paratatals in order to concession them. In the course of this, we have been reliably informed that scores of workers have been arrested, brutalised and tear-gassed.

“We would want to condemn, in strong terms, these unwholesome tactics in pursuit of a dangerous agenda by the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. We will resist the use of the police to deal with an issue that is purely industrial.

“Accordingly, we urge the Inspector General of Police to immediately call to order the Imo State Police Commissioner in order to forestall a complete breakdown of law and order. We assure on our honour that if the police persist in the brutalisation and forceful ejection of workers from their offices, the Nigeria Labour Congress will mobilise its  workers to protest against this brutality.”

 

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