DSS Appeals To Labour Leaders To Suspend Planned Protest

On Monday, the organised labour, commenced rallying its members for a nationwide demonstration scheduled for February 27 and 28 to address the escalating cost of living crisis.

According to sources, the Federal Government’s inability to honour its commitments following the 14-day ultimatum from Labour, will result in a two-day nationwide protest already slated for February 27 and 28.

Reacting to the planned protests, the DSS in a statement by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, urged the union to to shelve the plan in the interest of peace and public order.

The secret service urged the union to pursue dialogue and negotiation rather than engage in conduct that could heighten tensions.

“This is more so that the Service is aware that some elements are planning to use the opportunity of the protest to foment crisis and by extension, widespread violence. The development, without doubt, will worsen the socio-economic situation across the country,” the DSS claimed.

It added, “It is common knowledge that all levels of government are striving to ameliorate the prevailing economic condition and as such, should be given a benefit of the doubt. So far, appropriate authorities are working assiduously with a spectrum of stakeholders to fashion out modalities to address the current difficulties. They should, therefore, be given the chance to handle the challenges at hand.


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