NLC, TUC, head of ser­vice mourn bomb vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By John Chuks Azu

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Head of Ser­vice of the Fed­er­a­tion have ex­pressed shock over the bomb blast that claimed the lives of pas­sen­gers in Nyanya, a sub­urb of Abuja on Mon­day.

In sep­a­rate state­ments yes­ter­day, the Pres­i­dent of NLC Ab­dul­wa­heed Omar and the HOS Al­haji Bukar Goni Aji con­demned the at­tack and as­sured that the wel­fare of vic­tims and fam­i­lies of the de­ceased would be catered for.

Omar called on the federal govern­ment to im­ple­ment the rec­om­men­da­tions of the two com­mit­tees it set up on Boko Haram and to pros­e­cute their spon­sors.

He won­dered why de­spite the huge funds put into se­cu­rity, it has not “trans­lated to bet­ter in­fra­struc­ture, train­ing and in­cen­tive for per­son­nel. “

While be­moan­ing the death of civil ser­vants in the blast, Goni Aji as­sured the wounded and fam­i­lies of the de­ceased civil ser­vants of ef­forts to “fa­cil­i­tate all ar­range­ments for the burial and pay­ment of en­ti­tle­ments to the fam­i­lies of de­ceased of­fi­cers in line with civil ser­vice reg­u­la­tions.”

Also, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) called on the federal govern­ment to con­front ter­ror­ism in the coun­try head on.

In a state­ment by Bob­boi Bala Kaigama and Musa Lawal, the pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary re­spec­tively, the congress called for col­lab­o­ra­tion among all the se­cu­rity agencies and friendly na­tions to de­feat the scourge.

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