Ahead of the nationwide protest planned by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to hold tomorrow (July 26, 2022), the Plateau State Government has reiterated its ban on public processions in the state.
“While the State Government is aware that workers have a right to air their grievances, the State however wishes to remind them that the ban on any form of procession under whatever guise is still in force in Plateau State,” Dan Manjang, the State’s Commissioner for Information said. “The Government thereby advises that such decision is contemplated by the State Chapter of the NLC be rescinded in the interest of peace and security of Plateau.”
According to Manjang, the office of the Head Of Civil Service has been directed to therefore act appropriately and dialogue with Labour and its officials in the State. He said that the Government will not fold its arms and watch our hard-earned peace currently being enjoyed across the State jeopardized in an event that such solidarity protest is hijacked by hoodlums for pecuniary and other negative purposes.
The Information Commissioner also revealed that the state government has directed the security agencies to be on alert in an event of any eventuality and also ensure compliance with the relevant ban that prohibits such procession. “Government enjoins all law abiding citizens to go about their normal duties without any fear of molestation as the security of their lives and property is hereby guaranteed,” he added.