The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday held their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, Abuja, where they lamented the precarious state of insecurity and economic woes in the country.
According to President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, hardly any day passes by without one negative report of citizens either kidnapped or abducted for payment of ransom.
Lamenting the situation, Wabba said, “Our beloved country has never been enmeshed in the grips of insecurity, turbulence and crisis as we witness today. He said in the past two years or so, Nigerians have witnessed an intense resurgence of terrorism, armed banditry, kidnap-for-ransom, militancy and resource conflicts all over the country.
According to him, there is also the challenge of criminals who hide under the camouflage of pastoralists to commit all sorts of crime against Nigerians, adding that the mindless bloodshed and misery that the current state of insecurity unleash points to a serious breakdown in governance.
On the economic front, Labour noted that the emergence of Covid-19 has stripped Nigeria of its dignity, so much so that it was becoming increasingly difficult for the government of the day to manage the attendant consequences.