The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have issued a stern warning to the Federal Government, setting a deadline of November 8 for their demands to be met, following the recent attacks, abduction, and assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and other workers.
During a joint briefing, leaders of the NLC and TUC outlined a six-point demand, including the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police in Imo State and the Area Commander, along with other officials allegedly involved in the brutalization and humiliation of Ajaero and fellow workers.
The incident occurred when suspected state agents and security operatives attacked Ajaero and other labor leaders, damaging their vehicles, causing injuries, and robbing them of personal belongings, including phones, money, and ATM cards. The labor leaders had gathered at the NLC State secretariat in Owerri for a planned protest regarding unresolved labor issues, including unpaid salaries, allowances, pensions, gratuities, and non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act.
The brutal assault on Ajaero has sparked widespread outrage and condemnation across the nation. Leaders of the NLC and TUC are set to convene on Tuesday next week to determine an appropriate response to the attack, emphasizing the urgency of the situation and the need for immediate action from the government.