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Trade unions slam governors for sacrificing security, others for politics

By Collins Olayinka (Abuja) and Saxone Akhaine (Kaduna)
29 September 2021   |   4:02 am
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) have lambasted the governors’ fora for dwelling on politics of 2023 while poverty, unemployment, insecurity and inflation ravage the country.

Anglican Church scribe urges FG to prevent genocide

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) have lambasted the governors’ fora for dwelling on politics of 2023 while poverty, unemployment, insecurity and inflation ravage the country.

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of RATTAWU in Abuja, yesterday, the President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, accused the political elite of pursuing individual agenda that threaten the country’s corporate existence.

Wabba said trade unions were the true pan-Nigerian organisations that have continued to uphold national interest, irrespective of religion, region and political affiliations.

On his part, President of RATTAWU, Dr. Kabir Tsanni, lamented that Nigeria was bleeding from all sides due to insecurity. He called for a total overhaul of the country’s security architecture, adding: “Nigeria needs new ideas to tackle its numerous challenges.”

IN the same vein, the Secretary-General of Anglican Communion Worldwide, Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has expressed concern over the security challenges plaguing Nigeria, urging the Federal Government to prevent it from leading to genocide.

The former Bishop of Kaduna Diocese, in a Zoom press conference, yesterday, urged all hands to be on deck to curb banditry and terrorism in Nigeria from degenerating to the case of Rwanda, where millions of people lost their lives.

He said: “The problem with Nigeria is very simple. Is it Biafra, Oduduwa or Middle Belt? What each of these groups is asking is recognition. If our politicians will accept that each of us have an identity and recognise our identity, that will reduce individual selfish politics.”

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