THE Nigeria Labour Congress has scheduled April 29, 2021 to hold a Peace and Security Summit as part of activities to mark this year’s May Day celebration. The NLC, made this known through invitations circulated to the media on Thursday.
Tagged; 2nd National Peace and Security Summit, the event is convened under the theme “Overcoming the Current Siege of Insecurity in Nigeria: Imperatives of Human and Physical Security.”
The invitation, signed by Ag. General Secretary of NLC, Comrade Ismail Bello, noted that the objective of the summit “is to glean the perspectives of citizens on the security challenges in the country especially from human and security prisms.”
The summit, which will hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja is to be chaired by former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, and co-chaired by Comrade Hassan Sunmonu, NLC’s pioneer President.
While Prof. Etannibi Alemika will present the Lead Paper, former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, Professor Khalifa Dikwa of the University of Maiduguri; Mr Hamid Abbo, Former Director of State Security Service (SSS); Professor Joy Onyesoh; International President, WILPF; and Major General G. A. Wahab (rtd.), Director General, NARC will all serve as discussants.
NEC Meets to Tackle el-Rufai Over Mass Sack of Workers
Meanwhile the NLC has convened a meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) to hold at the Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde Auditorium, Paschal Bafyau Labour House National Headquarters of the NLC as from 2pm, today, Thursday, April 22, 2021.
The meeting, National Record findings indicate has top on its agenda for deliberation the mass sack of workers being planned by the Kaduna State government.
The NLC leadership is said to be mobilising for a nationwide solidarity strike with employees in the public service of Kaduna State, about 70 to 80 per cent of whom face mass retrenchment in a purge planned by Governor el-Rufai on the excuse that he was not elected to pay only salaries.
The el-Rufai government had already sacked over 27 thousand employees, mainly teachers and local government workers.
If the governor is allowed to successfully accomplish the mass sack, it is feared that other states, including the federal government, may follow suit in a matter of months.
The NEC of NLC, which is the highest organ in between the quadrennial delegates conferences of the Congress, is composed of all elected National Officers, HODs at the national secretariat of NLC, General Secretaries and Presidents of affiliate unions, NLC State Councils Chairmen and secretaries.