Seek international help to tackle insecurity, Ondo workers tell President Buhari

Workers in Ondo state have urged  President Muhammadu Buhari to seek international help without further delay if he can no longer guarantee safety of Nigerians.

They lamented that the country was no longer a safe place to live.

Speaking at workers day celebration in Ondo state, the state chairman of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Mrs Helen Odofin said that ” the level of insecurity of lives and properties in the nation has gotten to a height that one continues to wonder if the country has not completely failed.

She said the traditional warfare method being used by our military is no longer fashionable and can never resolve the current spate of insecurity in the land.

Also speaking, the NLC state chairman Sunday Adeleye said that ” Nigeria, l am afraid to say is sliding into a state of anarchy where some elements in the name of bandits, kidnappers, herdsmen daily kidnap, pick up and kill innocent citizens unchecked is nothing short of an anarchical situation.

He called on the Federal government to intensify effort to stem the tide of insecurity by embracing advanced technologies in fighting insurgency.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu speaking through his Special Adviser on Union Matters and Special Duties, Dare Aragbaiye said his administration would continue to make workers welfare its topmost priority.

Akeredolu said ” Undoubtedly, in the last four years plus, we have displayed a total commitment to the welfare of our workers.

“We believe the workforce is the engine room of governance. We have placed a premium on sanitizing the civil service and depoliticizing the system.

“We have severed ties with the obnoxious practice that views all issues affecting the civil service from the prism of politics and ethnicity”