…says struggle continues
Chris Steven, Abuja
The leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the Nigerian Police to release its members who were arrested in Ebonyi state following their involvement in the protest rally against the increase in the pump price of petrol from N86.50 to N145 per liter.
While demanding for the immediate release of the arrested labour members, the Congress said it would not allow any distraction to take its off the struggle path.
NLC General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson who issued a statement at the end of Day Two rally of NLC in Abuja on Thursday warned that overzealous security personnel should not escalate the protest which has been peaceful.
This was as the Labour body also warned all overzealous security personnel to conduct themselves well while the protest lasts noting that the struggle continues no matter government intimidation.
“We urge overzealous police personnel who arrested and detained some of our members in Ebonyi State to unconditionally release them immediately.
We would use this opportunity to sound a note of warning to all overzealous security personnel.
This has been a peaceful protest and we intend to keep it so. They should do nothing reckless to escalate it.” Dr. Eson said.
The protest which took off at the popular Berger Roundabout, Abuja moved through Area 1 and Central Business District with improved participation.