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Insecurity: NUPENG boss urges support for security agencies


ABUJA – Mr Igwe Achebe, President, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), on Thursday called on workers to support security agencies in addressing current security challenges in the country.

Achebe made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja during the 2014 May Day celebration.

He said the contribution of the workers and every Nigerian were required to win the war against terrorism.

According to him, the time to trade blames for the insecurity in the country has gone, adding that the thinking now should be the way forward.

“We need to begin to dream of the way forward and not to trade blames on who is responsible.”

The NUPENG boss lamented that the high level of insecurity in the country had necessitated the tight security at the Eagle Square on Thursday, venue of the May Day celebration.

“This is not the kind of country I dreamt of as a young man, considering the tight security around the venue of this event.

“This is an indication that all is not well.

“But I do not believe that Nigeria is a failed state and the moment we begin to think in that direction, it means that our democracy is not working,” he said.

Achebe urged all stakeholders, including security agencies and the citizens, to join hands in addressing the challenge to restore the country to its past glory. (NAN)

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