NLC Orders April 10 ‘Protest March To The Presidency, State Govt Houses’ over Corruption



Omar 600The Central Working Committee of Nigeria Congress,NLC has said “That Wednesday April 10, 2013, all NLC affiliate unions and State councils across the length and breadth of the country will mobilise workers a protest  march to the Presidency and State Government houses.

“In pursuance of this objective, the CWC directed NLC affiliate unions, State Councils, friends and allies of organized to immediately commence mobilization for the action.

The communique of the NLC at the end of its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting in abuja, March 12, 2013 said “The Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Congress (NLC) comprising, Presidents and General Secretaries of affiliate unions of Congress met , March 12, 2013 at the Labour House, Abuja, and deliberated the growing level of corruption and crisis in the pension industry.

“The CWC after an exhaustive deliberation noted that:The Congress had written at least two letters to the Presidency calling for its in the pension crisis;Coupled with the correspondences, the leadership of Congress had reached through other channels to the Federal Government;

“The Congress leadership had also made public pronouncements the avoidable, but painful pension crisis.

“The CWC noted   with dismay that the Presidency neither acknowledged the letters nor responded to the issues the leadership of the Congress publicly raised on the plight of pensioners.

“Convinced that the Congress had exploited all the lawful channels of communication to the government to no avail.

“Concerned that despite the unprecedented scam in the Pension regime and the raging war of words between the Executive and the National Assembly, pensioners remain the main victims with a teeming number of pensioners not being paid

“Certain that nobody wants to listen to the plight of Pensioners;

“Worried  that the continued silence of the government means  more hardship for its members in the fold of the National Union of Pensioners (NUP);

“Determined  to ensure justice for its members who are owed billions of pension arrears.

“The CWC resolved as follows:

“That April 10, 2013, all NLC affiliate unions and State councils across the length and breadth of the country will mobilise workers on a protest  march to the Presidency and State Government houses.

“In pursuance of this objective, the CWC directed NLC affiliate unions, State Councils, friends and allies of organized labour to immediately commence mobilization for the action.

The communiqué was signed  by  Comrade Abduwahed I. Omar    President    and Comrade Chris Uyot ,Ag. General Secretary

 

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