NLC Demands Probe of Synagogue Building Collapse



The collapse of the building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos which left 115 dead is a familiar but painful and avoidable tragedy, Nigeria Labour Congress ,NLC said in a statement The congress believes “It is an occurrence Nigeria can ill-afford.”
A Statement by Benson Upah on behalf of NLC said “Accordingly, we at the Nigeria Labour Congress call for a professional and transparent probe capable of laying bare all the facts.”
“By so doing, we will not only be putting to rest all the speculations, we will be preventing similar tragedies waiting to happen.
“Similarly, a shoddy investigation is capable of compromising the image of Nigeria.Last but not the least, the relatives of the victims deserve to know the truth,” the statement said
Upah said further “We at the Nigeria Labour Congress also wish to urge the government to empower the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in order to improve their response capacity.
“We commiserate with the families of the victims, majority of whom are our South African brothers and sisters”,NLC said .