Labour Congress not planning mass action

By Helen Shok Jok, Abuja

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The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, says it is not planning mass action in any part of the Country.

This is contained in a statement issued by the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba in Abuja on Saturday.

“We would wish to inform our members/affiliate unions, civil society allies and the general public that the Nigeria Labour Congress is neither organising nor getting associated with any mass action or street protest over any issue across the country in the days ahead.

“Before we embark on any mass action or street protest, the issue(s) in contestation must first be thoroughly debated by the appropriate organs of the Congress,” It said.

According to the statement, the decision to do a mass action or any form of protest  is usually taken by those organs.

“Accordingly, we wish to state unambiguously that neither has  such an  issue arisen nor  a debate for a mass action taken place, let alone a decision to proceed on a mass action.

“We are therefore not involved in any street protest,” the statement reads

“Nonetheless, Congress respects the right of the citizenry to freely associate and hold an opinion, and to peacefully protest against any policy or policies with which they disagree,” the statement emphasised.

The NLC’s statement came following a video by some groups calling on Nigerians to join a planned mass action tagged ‘Revolution now’ on August 5 against the government, with the sole aim of forcing a regime change.

 

 

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