BY TAIWO OGUNMOLA-OMILANI
The National Administrative Committee (NAC) of Food Union Workers has condemned the brutal attack meted out on the Congress President, Comrade Joel Ajaero by the Imo State Government under the watch of the security forces in the State.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the National President, Comrade Garba Ibrahim and Secretary, Mike Olarenwaju on Friday.
The statement read, “This attack is totally condemnable judging from the fact the Congress President was in Imo State on a scheduled official labour assignment.
“It is barbaric, inhuman and demeaning that the State Government and the Security Forces would descends to this level of beastly indulgence in handling labour and Industrial Relations matter”.
The union stressed that the Congress President deserves some modicum of decency, recognition and respect for his personal rights and his inalienable rights to freedom of association speech and human rights as enshrine in both the international chatter for human rights and the Nigeria Constitution.
He deserved a much better treatment.
We are certain that the goal is already dead on arrival if the motive of this conspiracy and attack was to intimidate and diminish his avowed will to protect the rights of Nigerian and in this instance, Imo State Workers.
While wishing him quick recovery, the food workers hereby enjoin the congress leadership and the entire labour movement to brace up for total industrial actions to redress this brazen act of undesirable impunity and checkmate any further reoccurrence by State actors and unprogressive elements.