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NIGERIA: Stop Trading Blame for Worsening Security Situation, NLC Tells Political Class

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said the trading of blame by politicians over the worsening security situation in the country will not solve the problem.
The congress urged politicians to work together to tackle the situation and guarantee the safety of lives and property.
Addressing journalists at a pre-May Day press conference in Abuja yesterday, the
Vice-President of the NLC, Mrs. Lucy Effiong, also said the government was being obsessed with the illusion created by the rebasing of the country as the largest economy on the continent.
“The blame game must stop and all politicians, no matter their political party affiliation, must start seeing themselves as agents of development and national unity working for enduring peace in our collective interest,” she said.
Effiong added that politicians were part of the problems in the country as statements they make leave serious impression on their followers and on the general populace.
“Our politicians have not demonstrated enough passion for the unity and progress of our country, with the kind of highly explosive statements coming from some of them on the persistent issue of insecurity,” Effiong said.
Speaking further on the security situation, the NLC vice-president said the siege on some parts of the country had serious implications on productivity as workers now find it difficult to get to work. She called on the security agencies to intensify efforts to rescue the young school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State.
Commenting on the rebased economy data, Effiong lamented that the unemployment figures remains at over 60 per cent with majority on Nigerians living on less than $1 a day.
The theme for the 2014 May Day is ‘Building Enduring Peace and Unity: Panacea for Sustainable National Development.’ The rally is expected to hold at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

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