FG Cautions the Organized Labour against Dabbling into Partisan Politics
Federal Government has cautioned the organized labour against dabbling into partisan politics, over the physical attack on Ajaero, the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), during last week’s workers protests in Owerri.
The organized Labour had already directs workers to cut power supply, air flights and other vital services to Imo State.
It also plans a nationwide strike next week to display the anger of workers against the manhandling of the NLC President.
But Aviation and Aerospace Minister, Festus Keyanmo on his X (formally Twitter) handle on Friday, warned the organized labour to desist from poliitcs in the name of labour activism.
According to Keyanmo who was the labour minister of state in the defunct Buhari administration, the organized labour should not destroy itself in Nigeria with the labour party.
While condemning attack on Ajero, the minister believes that their shutdown of airports was a misplaced anger, because aviation industry is a global village.
Keyanmo threatens to fight the labour leaders if they continue to cripple flights from airports.
Keyamo, while claiming to be grounded in legal, civil society and labour matters declared that “it is not good for the image of the labour movement.
“I pray and I’m talking directly to them: Do not allow the Labour Party to destroy the labour movement. I repeat, do not allow the Labour Party and politics to destroy the labour movement.
“Call your leadership to order. Don’t get sucked into politics. It will destroy the labour movement. They cannot be hirelings in the Labour Party and they used them at their will. That’s why you see that the labour movement does not control the policies of the Labour Party.”
However, Keyamo disclosed that the aviation ministry had mobilised security agencies to disperse the protesters from the Abuja International Airport.