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Labour veterans caution workers against partisan politics


JALINGO – A group of veteran labour leaders in Taraba on Saturday advised members of the Nigeria Labour Congress against engaging in partisan politics.

The spokesperson for the group, Alhaji Faruk Waziri, gave the advice at a news conference organised by the former labour leaders in Jalingo.

According to him, the independence and sanctity of labour union can only be preserved through political neutrality.

“We are compelled to issue a stern warning to labour unions, individuals or organisations against endorsing or aligning themselves with any political candidate,” he said.

Waziri said that the veterans decried the decision by some NLC members to endorse the candidature of a former labour leader who was vying for the governorship position in the state.

“It is dangerous for NLC members to endorse any particular aspirant or candidate as doing so will expose workers to ridicule, humiliation and victimisation.

“We are calling on all workers to disregard these self seeking and mischievous elements trying to drag labour into the murky waters of politics,” he said.

Waziri said that workers who were interested in politics should resign their appointments and join any political party of their choice. (NAN)

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