Monday, April 15, 2024

Constitutional Amendment Bill: Labour calls for Judiciary, LG, Legislature Autonomy

As the two chambers of the National Assembly are set to commence the Constitutional Amendment bill, the Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Law Makers to vote for the autonomy of the judiciary, that of the local government system and the autonomy of the judiciary to salvage democracy in the country.

NLC said, the law makers should vote with their conscience by giving hundred percent of their votes to the important document, as labour will name and shame any member that votes against the wish of Nigerians.

The President Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba made the call in Abuja, at the mobilization of Nigerian workers for public advocacy.
Ayuba who commended the national Assembly for what has been done so far, said their vote will not only strengthen democracy and institutions, but also determines the survival of Nigeria.

He further tasked Nigerian workers to have their voters cards ready as 2023 approaches, as this is the surest way to guarantee good governance. He said with PVC, the fate of any politician can be decided by labor in the forth coming elections.

He said ” we are aware that members of parliament, members of house of Reps and our distinguished senators would be voting tomorrow and next tomorrow on constitutional amendment. For us this is a very important occasion, particularly on three issues that pertains to good governance and developments and transformative move. First is the autonomy for judiciary, autonomy for the local government system and the autonomy for the legislature. Comrades we are aware that the national assembly has done a good job and will be voting on this very important document tomorrow. Workers expect hundred percent vote and this will strengthen democracy and institutions”.

“As they are going to vote, let their conscience prick them, let them realize that, they are voting for the survival of this country. The way Nigeria is gravitating towards the negative means we need to do something progressive. In all facets of developments, we are retriocrating, we must therefore at this point in time know where the rain started beating us. It started beating us when we undermined the autonomy of the judiciary, it started beating us when we undermine the autonomy of the local government, and it started beating us when we undermine the autonomy of the legislature, this is where the rain started beating us. Are we ready to change the narratives?” he added.

“If by now you don’t have voter’s card, then you have not started. Every worker, every member of your family must have voter’s card” he said.

Ayuba added that, any attempt by government or any individual to undermine labor, the services of Nigerian workers will be withdrawn.

The advocacy mobilization of workers continues tomorrow with the intention of presenting a document of demands by labor to the national assembly.

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