Group Demands Apology Over Attack On NLC President


The United Action Front of Civil Society (CSO) has demanded an apology from President Bola Tinubu in response to the arrest of the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero.

In a statement released in Abuja, the CSO expressed their view that Ajaero’s arrest was an attempt to hinder a “popular mass protest of the Organized Labour in Imo state.”

The statement read in part, “We find the Bola Tinubu government liable of complicity in this episode of bestiality displayed by the heavily armed forces of the Nigerian Police, who stormed the takeoff venue of the Workers’ Rally in Imo and abducted the NLC President to brutalise and murder him because they claimed the workers defied a court injunction.

“To this end, we demand that Mr Bola Tinubu, should tender an unreserved public apology to Nigerian workers and the President, Joe Ajaero within the next three days or risk an unprecedented mass actions capable of shutting down state business indefinitely.

“Enough is Enough! Nigeria belongs to the Nigerian people and workers. We can no longer tolerate this executive recklessness and impunity of the APC rule.”