Organised labour in the country has condemned the bomb blasts that occurred in Kaduna and Jos, insisting that the federal government must review the nation’s security network to reduce incidences of insecurity in the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) comrade Owei Lakemfa and Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade John Kolawole.
Labour respectively. They declared that there was an urgent need for government to review the nation’s security network to meet with the demands of the current security challenges.
“The news of bomb explosions in Kaduna which claimed many lives and destroyed properties and that of Jos suggest that some people are determined to undermine the needed peaceful coexistence and national security of Nigeria and so, there is urgent need for the Government of Nigeria to review the nation’s security network, implement the security strategies that would minimize the high rate of insecurity and to meet with the demands of the current security challenges in the country”, it said.
While Labour asks Nigerians not to be discouraged by the spate of bomb explosions, it called on Nigerians to regard the challenges posed by the high spate of insecurity as a collective responsibility because the perpetrators of the evils are not ghosts, but lives in this country”, it added.
“Labour, therefore condemns the bomb explosions and condoles those who lost lives and properties, as well as pray for the repose of the souls of those who died”, it further said.
Meanwhile, the Joint Action Front (JAF) in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Comrade Abiodun Aremu declared that government’s failure to deliver electoral promises was the root cause of violence and insecurity in the country.