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NLC slams Northern, Southern governors over power shift row

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday slammed the Northern and Southern governors over their arguments for and against power shift in 2023.

The NLC said it was shocking that the governors were overheating the polity.

NLC President Ayuba Wabba said in Abuja on Wednesday that the governors’ recent statements revealed utter disregard for the suffering of Nigerians.

He said the 2023 elections must not be used as an excuse to unleash “fresh dimensions of intractable and internecine security crises in Nigeria.”

Wabba spoke at a roundtable discussion on social protection cover with the theme: ‘Expanding Social Protection Cover and Ensuring Effective Implementation in Nigeria,’ organised by the NLC.

The Southern Governors Forum had met in Lagos on July 5 and demanded that the region produce the country’s president in 2023.

On September 27, the Northern Governors Forum met in Kaduna and described the rotational presidency as unconstitutional.

But Wabba said yesterday that: “It is indeed sad and unfortunate that our politicians find the time and nerve to discuss 2023 when 2021 presents a foreboding cloud of insecurity, social tensions and general despondency manifest in our empty kitchens, unsafe streets and overflowing IDP camps.

“We warn that such statements show utter disregard for the cruel predicament and sufferings of ordinary Nigerians and workers struggling with the pains of broken politics and governance dysfunction in our country.”

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