Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, yesterday called on both Lagos State Government and its Anambra State counterpart, not to allow the purported “deportation” of some indigenes of Anrambra State to degenerate into a crisis, especially now that the political terrain was charged.
TUC in a statement by its President and Secretary General, Bobboi Kaigama and Musa Lawal, respectively, said it was concerned by the daily reports in national dailies on the issue.
According to the statement, “the reason why we make this case is that all Nigerians irrespective of state of origin have the right to live wherever they feel provided they do not break the statutory law of the land. As has been the case, there is hardly any part of the world where you do not have people from different tribes, states and countries living together. Migration did not start today and it may never end.
“Already, many people are raising eye-brows over the ‘deportation’. For them no matter what Lagos State government calls it -whether integration, relocation, repatriation or ‘deportation’, the fact remains that every Nigerian be it Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa has the constitutional right to live anywhere in the country.
“The Congress is of the opinion that governor Babatunde Fashola and Governor Peter Obi should shun insinuations from their supporters, come together as brothers and colleagues to see how the issue can be amicably resolved.”