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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

NLC Urges Federal Government to Desist From Plans to Concession Major Airports

The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has urged the Federal Government to desist from further contemplation, discussions and arrangements to concession major airports in the country.

NLC President
Ayuba Wabba, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Wabba said that organised labour condemned the plans by government to concession Nigeria’s major airports.

“It was with great alarm that we learnt of the renewed efforts by the Federal Government to concession Nigeria’s major airports.

“The airports are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and the Port Harcourt International Airport to private sector interests.

“Nigerians may recall that the current concession drive of the present government did not start today. It has been part of the neo-liberal predilection of successive governments in Nigeria.

“It stretched from the military era up till the current democratic dispensation to deregulate, concession, and privatise critical national assets to their cronies and friends,” he said.

Wabba said the organised labour had identified this approach to governance as reactionary, predatory and self-serving.

“We rejected concession of our core national assets yesterday. We are rejecting it today!,’’ he said.

Wabba said that the unwholesome and unpatriotic attitude of giving away the country’s prized national property to private sector operatives was not only unjust and immoral but also in ultra-violations.

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