THE General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nuhu Toro, has given an update on the condition of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, and other labour leaders.
Trojan News Media had earlier reported that Ajaero was arrested in Owerri, Imo State, on Wednesday during a protest by workers in Imo State.
The protest was fixed by labour over an alleged “serial and habitual abuse and violation” of the rights of workers by the state government.
Police, in their reaction to the development, said Ajeoro was taken into custody for his protection.
NLC, however, claimed that their leader was brutalized after his arrest.
Ajaero was later seen with visible injuries on his face as he was being transported to a hospital in Owerri after his release from detention.
Toro, while speaking on Channels TV on Thursday, said, “Ajaero is now responding well to treatment.”
He further stated that the NLC leader and the other leaders with him are receiving and responding to adequate treatment.
Toro stated, “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.
“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.
Toro added, “The reason why we went to Imo is that the state government under the leadership of Senator Hope Uzodinma, refused to honour a memorandum we signed.
“The Governor refused to honour gentleman understanding to set up a committee.”
By Adeyinka Adedipe AHEAD of the 2024 governorship election in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress in the state has...Read more
THE Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) has ruled out zoning its governorship ticket to any senatorial district ahead of...Read more
SEANTORS Ifeanyi Ubah and Uche Ekwunife have been presented to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State...Read more
CITIZENS of Edo State mockingly jabbed Governor Godwin Obaseki over his failed farms projects in the three Senatorial Districts of...Read more
THE chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has rejected an appointment by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Trojan News...Read more
THE Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state will determine...Read more
THE Social Democratic Party (SDP) has distanced itself from a purported protest that took place at the Independent National Electoral...Read more
NIGERIA's President Bola Tinubu presented the 2024 budget proposal to the National Assembly, which included a conservative oil price benchmark of...Read more
THE candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Imo governorship election, Samuel Anyanwu, has vowed to recover his...Read more
1. The Supreme Court issued a hearing notice dated 25th October 2023, notifying the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate...Read more