NLC plans nationwide rallies, summit over insecurity

The Nigeria Labour Congress has expressed concern over rising cases of kidnapping, Boko Haram attacks, communal clashes and general national insecurity, saying it will convene a National Security Summit and hold national rallies over the challenge.

The NLC also called for immediate implementation of the new minimum wage, saying that the Federal Government could no longer hide under negotiations with labour to deny workers the opportunity to enjoy the new salary structure.

These were parts of the communiqué of the union which was released at the end of its National Executive Council meeting in Kano.

The communiqué was signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, and its outgoing General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson.

The union said that it would convene a National Security Summit and hold national rally over insecurity across the country.

The communiqué added, “NEC noted that there has been an increase in the wave of insecurity in Nigeria especially as marked by resurgence in kidnapping for ransom, armed robbery, communal clashes and Boko Haram attacks.