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Aremu urges labour to join govt in fight against terrorism 

By Gloria Nwafor
19 April 2022   |   3:24 am
The Director-General of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Issa Aremu, has charged organised labour to join forces with the government and communities to fight terrorism.

The Director-General of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Issa Aremu, has charged organised labour to join forces with the government and communities to fight terrorism.
 
Aremu, who affirmed that security issues were also trade union issues, said Nigeria was never short of articulated security policies, saying the missing link was implementation.
 
The labour leader made the call in a statement during his sympathy visit to the headquarters of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Abuja, on behalf of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, over the death of TUC’s Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi and Kwara State Chairman, Akinsola Akinwunmi, who died in the Abuja-Kaduna train attack by bandits.
 


While observing their demise, Aremu said there was the need to revisit the main report of the 2014 National Conference security report.
 
He called for an all-inclusive framework for national security measures as contained in the confab to complement the currently integrated security surveillance and monitoring solution for the Abuja to Kaduna railway and Lagos-Ibadan railway lines as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. 
 
Aremu described the two late comrades as “best ones among the best trade unionists out of Nigeria in the 21st century” adding that “they were genuinely and selflessly committed to the decent work agenda for the working class.”
   
According to him, for dying in the service of workers “they paid the supreme sacrifice in a just struggle of emancipation of the working class.”

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