APRIL 10TH 2013 IS A DAY OF MASS ACTION AGAINST CORRUPTION & IMPUNITY IN GOVERNMENT
Text of the Press Briefing by the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO)
Held on Friday, April 05, 2013 @ the NLC, Yaba-Lagos
The Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) called this press briefing to unfold its programme of action for the MASS PROTEST scheduled for April 10th 2013 in solidarity with the Pensioners who are being owed trillion of arrears of their legitimate pensions.
Meetings held on Wednesday April 3rd and Friday April 5th at the NLC Yaba-Lagos by representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Action Front (JAF) endorsed the decision of the CWC of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) declaring April 10th as work-free Day and Mass Protest in Lagos and Abuja.
The meetings declared APRIL 10TH AS A DAY OF MASS ACTION against Corruption and Impunity in Government and decided that the Lagos and Abuja MASS PROTESTS should hold under the banner of LASCO.
The MASS PROTEST for Lagos is scheduled as follows:
Date: Wednesday, April 10th 2013
Venue: Take off point: NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS, 29, Olajuwon Street, Tejuoso-Yaba, Lagos. Mass Procession moves through Ikorodu Road to Maryland to Ikeja Roundabout and terminates at Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja.
However, Pensioners (ONLY) who are not physically fit to be part of the procession from Yaba, are enjoined to assemble at the Nigeria Civil Service Union’s Secretariat, Alusa-Ikeja at 11am prompt, from where they will proceed to join the mass movement on arrival at the Lagos State Secretariat.
Equally, LASCO urges Nigerians (workers, artisans, transporters, market women and men, professionals, youths and students, etc) across the country to participate actively in the rallies and protest marches to:
· Demand justice for the Pensioners!
· Support the Demand for a review of the Pension Fund to ensure living Pensions and its prompt payment to the aged.
· Protest against corruption and impunity in Government
Comrade ABIODUN AREMU