Avert Organic Protest – Sani Warns FG

Human rights activist, Shehu Sani has stated that the federal government must do all it can to avoid uncontrolled protests, especially at the height of the economic hardship plaguing the country currently.

Sharing this on Friday, a few days after the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, held and called off its two days of protest led by Comrade Joe Ajaero citing government intimidation.

The former Senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District maintained that uncontrolled protesters have nothing to lose but their shackles and urged the government to work for the betterment of the society.

“THE most dreadful protests are not the controlled ones organized by the Labour Unions, the organized civil society, or the opposition parties. The protests this country should work hard to avert the organic one led by the hungry, the homeless, the unemployed, the downtrodden, and the dregs of the streets; this kind of protest doesn’t come with notice of date of commencement or date of suspension, this protest is the kind led by people who have nothing to lose but their shackles; this is the kind of protest the Government and nation must avoid.”

NLC led by its President Comrade Ajaero while briefing journalists at the Labour House in Abuja called off its two days of protest stating that the meeting with the federal government was an “obsolete strategy” to delay, demobilize and demoralize aggrieved protesters nationwide.

The labour leader, while responding to an inquiry, said:  “Henceforth, the NLC will no longer be comfortable attending meetings on the eve of any action. Never again! It was a waste of time, a waste of energy and nothing comes from such meetings.

“It was to delay us, to demobilize us, and to make people have the impression that we went there to discuss other issues, apart from the issues on the ground. This is our new resolve.”

NLC is demanding for N1,000,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers and also accused the federal government of breaching the law of the land.

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