Nigeria Labour Congress President Ajaero recovering after Imo attack

Ajaero after the attack 

General secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nuhu Toro, has provided an update on the condition of the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, following his arrest in Imo State on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Ajaero was arrested in Owerri, Imo State capital on Wednesday during a protest by workers in the State over an alleged “serial and habitual abuse and violation” of their rights by the state government.

Although the police would however say that Ajeoro was taken into custody for his protection, the NLC said he was brutalised after his arrest.

A viral video later showed Ajaero with visible injuries on his face as he was being transported to a hospital in Owerri after his release from detention.

“Ajaero is now responding well to treatment,” Toro said while giving an update in a live appearance on Channels Television’s Lunchtime Politics on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Toro said the NLC leader and the other leaders with him are receiving and responding to adequate treatment.

“They are still under treatment and I am happy to inform you that they are responding to treatment. The chairperson of RTEAN, an affiliate of the TUC, was also attacked,” he said.

“His phones were taken away by the thugs, and his money was carted away. They are recovering; they are receiving treatment in the hospital.”

He explained that the attack was a response to a memorandum signed by the NLC, TUC, and the Imo State government on May 7.

“The reason why we went to Imo is that the state government under the leadership of Senator Hope Uzozinma refused to honour a memorandum we signed.

“The governor refused to honour gentleman understanding to set up a committee,” he said.
~Courtesy, Channels tv

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