Police talk tough, call NLC, TUC to suspend strike

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has issued a strong call to organised labour to shelve its planned nationwide strike.

The police in a press statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stressed the need to adhere to legal procedures to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

The statement comes in response to the organized labour’s recent declaration of their intention to strike in advocacy for the interests of all workers.

The statement reads:
the Nigeria Police Force, while acknowledging the recent announcement by organized labour regarding the intention to embark on a nationwide strike action and understanding the right of organized labour to engage in such actions to advocate for the interests of all workers, wishes to emphasize the importance of adherence to the existing laws governing such activities; and calls for caution to prevent a breakdown of law and order within the country.

“In light of the Federal Government’s recent declaration that the planned strike is illegal and premature, the Nigeria Police Force views this action as a potential catalyst for increased tension and political instability.
” The NPF hereby urges organized labour to proceed with the ongoing deliberations at the Tripartite Committee, which is focused on determining a new minimum wage, and shelve the planned strike as such decision is essential to prevent untold hardships on members of the public and maintain order and stability within our country.

The Nigeria Police Force assures the public that ample deployments have been made across the country to ensure that citizens can go about their lawful duties without hindrance.

“Therefore, all members of the public are encouraged to remain calm and continue with their lawful daily activities, while organized labour is urged to act responsibly and in accordance with the law, prioritizing dialogue and legal avenues to resolving the existing grievances”.

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