Published On: Wed, Apr 30th, 2014


The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday raised alarm over the growing insecurity in the country as the organized labour prepares for its 2014 May Day celebration nationwide.

Some of the measures to secure the Eagle Square, Abuja, for the ceremony, according to the chairperson, 2014 May Day Committee, Comrade Lucy
Offiong, is for groups that are interested in the Workers’ Day parade to undergo accreditation before the exercise.
Speaking at the Pre-May Day press briefing in Abuja, she also noted that vehicles are expected to park over 200 meters away from the venue.
Offiong, however, added that the committee has barred participants from coming to the venue with bags.
Her words: “Everyone coming to the venue must not carry bags because of the security situation and vehicles should be parked at least 200 meters away from the the Eagle square. We are also saying that as part of those measures, we are not going to allow just any group to come to the arena, and come and take part in the parade.
“We have said that any group that wants to parade that day at the arena should come and register with the protocol committee of this 2014 May Day so that they will be properly identified and accredited for security reasons.”
The theme of the 2014 May Day, according to her, is “Building Enduring Peace and Unity: Panacea for Sustainable National Development.”
She analyzed the explosion at the Nyanya bus station a few days ago and submitted that because workers live in the suburbs around the scene of the incident, most of the casualties were workers in the informal and formal sectors.
Offiong noted that although there have been severe attacks around some other parts of the north, especially North East and the North Central, including Abuja: “this is the most devastating among several others, given the location and timing.”


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