The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has slammed the Southern and Northern governors for fighting over power-shift amidst the bloodshed and rising poverty in the country.
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, cautioned the State Chief Executives against overheating the polity, while expressing shock over the brickbats by the governors.
The Southern Governors Forum had met in Lagos on July 5 and demanded that power must go to the South in 2023.
On September 27, the Northern Governors Forum met in Kaduna and insisted that power must remain in the North.
But commenting on the agitation during a roundtable on social protection cover, with the theme: ‘Expanding Social Protection Cover and Ensuring Effective Implementation in Nigeria’, organised by the NLC in Abuja yesterday, Wabba submitted that the governors’ statements showed utter disregard for the suffering of Nigerians.
According to him, the 2023 elections must not be used as an excuse to unleash “fresh dimensions of intractable and internecine security crises in Nigeria”.
He further stated, “We are making sure that there is a collective agreement on what it will take to achieve our best visions for Nigeria and the welfare of all our nation’s people”.