“Says NLC’s Act of blocking airports Isn’t in the Interest of the Nation…”
The Deputy National Chairman South of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Emma Eneukwu, has issued a stern appeal to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to reconsider its recent actions, which have raised concerns about the organization’s alignment with partisan politics at the expense of its primary mission – safeguarding the welfare of its members.
In a recent press release, Chief Emma Eneukwu acknowledged the NLC’s historical role as a champion for workers’ rights and interests. However, he expressed apprehension regarding recent activities that have disrupted movements across the nation, suggesting that the NLC may be straying from its core responsibilities as a labor union.
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“It is imperative that the NLC maintains its fundamental role as a protector of workers’ rights and wellbeing,” Chief Emma Eneukwu emphasized.
“Engaging in partisan politics under the guise of a labor movement distracts from the NLC’s genuine mission and, more importantly, may not be in the best interests of the nation.
“The Deputy National Chairman South urged the NLC to refocus its energy and resources on issues of paramount importance, such as advocating for fair wages, workplace safety, and social security. ”
These are issues that profoundly impact the lives of the Nigerian workers that the NLC represents.” In addition to these concerns, Chief Emma Eneukwu highlighted the upcoming elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states, stressing that these elections provide an opportunity for state members to choose their leaders.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has guaranteed that these elections will be conducted in a free, fair, and credible manner.However, Chief Emma Eneukwu also expressed strong condemnation for the recent acts of blocking airports in the name of protests while campaigning for candidates in political parties.
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He characterized this as a double standard that could only lead to problems for the nation, emphasizing the importance of peaceful and equitable expression of grievances.The All Progressives Congress (APC) remains open to collaboration with the NLC to address labor-related challenges and advance the collective welfare of Nigerian workers.
It is their belief that by adopting a non-partisan stance and refocusing on the welfare of its members, the NLC can more effectively serve its constituents and contribute to the overall development of the nation.
“The call is clear: refocus on the welfare of its members and ensure that protests are conducted in a manner that upholds the values of democracy and justice. The future direction of the NLC and its impact on the nation remain topics of significant interest and concern.”