The management of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Commerce Union Congress, TUC have summoned a unprecedented Nationwide Government Council assembly.
The Nationwide Vice-President of the TUC, Tommy Etim, made this recognized in an interview on Tuesday afternoon.
The purpose of the assembly, in keeping with him, is to overview the modalities of the deliberate strike following the brutalisation of the Nationwide President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, overview the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Federal Authorities and the Organized Labour on October 2, 2023, following the removing of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit which the Labour centres stated has brought about “untold hardship” to Nigerians.
He acknowledged, “We will probably be holding a unprecedented NEC assembly any second from now. The modalities embody the injustice meted upon comrade Ajaero, the deliberate strike and the MOU signed with the Federal Authorities. Extra particulars will probably be revealed after the assembly.”
The organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Commerce Union Congress, on Friday, issued a five-day ultimatum over the sooner arrest of the Nationwide President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, by the police in Owerri, Imo State, on Wednesday.
The labour centres demanded the redeployment of the commissioner of police within the state and the arrest and prosecution of the aide of the federal government who was alleged to have perpetrated the assault.
The unions additionally threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial motion if their calls for weren’t met in 5 days from Friday.
Ajaero was arrested by the police forward of the state-wide protest in Imo on Wednesday. This was disclosed by the NLC’s Head of Data, Benson Upah.
Though the police denied arresting Ajaero, stating that he was merely taken into protecting custody to forestall a mob assault, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, accused the labour chief of meddling within the political affairs of the state.
The assault on the labour chief has been condemned by many distinguished Nigerians and civil society organisations, together with the presidential candidate of the Labour Social gathering within the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, and human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana.