Attacks on Ajaero: NLC, TUC Demand Removal of Imo Police Commissioner,others

…… give FG strike notice


For their alleged complicity in the brutalisation , abduction and humiliation of the President,Comrade Joe Ajaero, on Wednesday the Nigeria Labour Congress,NLC and it’s counterpart,Trade union Congress,TUC is demanding the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State and Area Commander, among other officials.

This forms part of the six- point demand given at a briefing on Friday by the Leaders of the NLC and TUC.

The nation’s workforces also gave a November 8, strike notice to the Federal Government.


Recall that suspected agents of the state and security operatives had descended on Ajaero alongside other Labour leaders, smashing their vehicles, inflicting injuries on them and dispossessing handsets, money, and ATM cards among other valuables from the Labour leaders and others who had gathered at the NLC State secretariat to begin a scheduled protest over pending labour issues.

The NLC President, other national leaders of NLC and their Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart were at the state Secretariat in Owerri to protest among other grievances, the backlog of unpaid salaries and allowances, pensions, gratuities, and non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act.

The attack, brutalisation and battering of Ajaero have elicited outrage and condemnation across the country.
Leaders of NLC and TUC are billed to meet on Tuesday next week to decide on an appropriate response to the attack.

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