NLC seeks im­proved se­cu­rity ahead of work­ers’ day

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By John Chuks Azu

The Nige­rian Labour Congress (NLC) yes­ter­day called for con­certed ef­forts by all Nige­ri­ans to end the in­se­cu­rity be­ing wit­nessed in the coun­try.

The union said this in state­ment on prepa­ra­tions for this year’s Work­ers Day, which is marked an­nu­ally on May 1st.

The cel­e­bra­tion, which has as its theme: ‘Build­ing En­dur­ing Peace and Unity: Panacea for Sus­tain­able Na­tional De­vel­op­ment,’ will be con­ducted un­der tight se­cu­rity with Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, mem­bers of the cab­i­net and par­lia­ment to be in at­ten­dance.

Speak­ing at press con­fer­ence on the event, Com­rade Lucy Of­fiong, the vice pres­i­dent of the congress said ev­ery­one should give as­sis­tance to se­cu­rity agencies on sus­pi­cious move­ments in their neigh­bor­hood.

“…be­cause these at­tacks are un­con­ven­tional and con­ven­tional se­cu­rity forces need com­mu­nity as­sis­tance to suc­ceed in com­bat­ing these at­tack­ers,” she said.

The NLC also tasked the govern­ment on jobs cre­ation and poverty re­duc­tion which it links to the grow­ing in­se­cu­rity and crimes in the so­ci­ety.

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