NLC To Shut Down Imo Over Anti-Labour Policies

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC ) has finally resolved to mobilise to Imo State to shut it down as a response to what it termed Governor Rochas Okorocha’s anti-labour policies, workers’ retrenchment.


Besides, the congress has decided to report Governor Okorocha to the Inpector General Police (IGP) for raising armed private militia against workers and inflicting injuries on them, while also warning that there would be serious consequences if he continued.


These decisions were taken after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC, held in Lagos, at the weekend. The congress leadership visited Imo State recently where they held a rally with the workers and also met with Governor Okorocha who promised them and denied any anti-labour practices.


But barely few days after the departure of the NLC leadership, the governor sacked about 3,000 workers in some government parastatals in the state.


Rising from the NEC meeting, the NLC said: “In line with the congress’ philosophy of an injury to one is an injury to all, Congress also resolved to mobilise to Imo State to shut it down as a response to Governor Okorocha’s anti-labour policies and retrenchment of workers, in spite of his promises to the leadership of the congress that he would not take such decisions.”




Credit : Nigerian Tribune