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Insecurity: No one is safe,  call in mercenaries now, Ondo workers tell Buhari

Workers in Ondo State on Saturday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek the intervention of mercenaries as well as the international community to fight the insecurity ravaging the country.

While stating that Nigerians are no longer safe in their homes, the Organised Labour stressed that the country is gradually sliding into a state of anarchy.

The Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, in the state, Mrs Helen Odofin during the commemoration of the 2021 Workers’ Day Celebration in the state, emphasized that the basic responsibility of any government is the protection of lives and properties of other citizens.

Odofin opined that the level of insecurity of lives and properties in the nation has gotten to a height that one wonders if the country has not completely failed.

“We call on the Federal Government to intensify effort to stem the tide of insecurity by embracing advanced technologies in fighting insurgency. The traditional warfare method being used by our military is no longer fashionable and can never resolve the current spate of insecurity in the land. We hasten to suggest that the President of the nation should seek help from international communities without delay by way of seeking the support of mercenaries.”

On his part, the state Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Sunday Adeleye said Nigerians were in confusion as to the government’s response to banditry, kidnapping and the general insecurity.

Meanwhile, the labour leaders applauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s effort in tackling insecurity in the state through his various pronouncements and actions.

They said the establishment of the state security outfit known as Amotekun Corps had lived up to expectations as security threats in the state had been reduced to the minimum.

Akeredolu who was represented by his Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties, Dare Aragbaiye reiterated his administration’s continued support to the welfare of workers.

The governor who maintained that the workforce is the engine room of governance said he is working to sanitise the sector.

“We have placed a premium on sanitizing the civil service and depoliticizing the system.

 

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