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Nigeria’s Acting IGP Expresses Concern Over Planned Protests by Labour Unions

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Nigeria's Acting IGP Expresses Concern Over Planned Protests by Labour Unions

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr. Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has expressed his concerns about the upcoming nationwide protests organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).

While acknowledging the right to peaceful protests, Egbetokun has appealed to the involved parties to ensure that the demonstrations remain peaceful and are not taken over by troublemakers.

The IGP recognizes the grievances of the labor unions and emphasizes the importance of constructive dialogue in resolving the issues at hand.

He has directed the Commissioners of Police and supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to engage with the NLC and TUC leadership to find common ground.

The Nigeria Police Force is committed to ensuring the safety and security of citizens during the protests, and any acts of vandalism or threats to public peace will not be tolerated.

In anticipation of potential security challenges, the IGP has ordered a comprehensive security strategy across the country and urges all police officers to remain vigilant and uphold the highest standards of conduct.

The IGP also encourages all stakeholders, including the NLC, TUC, and civil society groups, to choose peaceful dialogue as the most effective means of addressing their grievances.

The Police are dedicated to maintaining a secure environment that fosters open dialogue and constructive engagement.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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