Unemployment, hunger, lopsidedness to blame for insecurity — NLC Chairman

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The Osun State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Jacob Babatunde Adekomi, has blamed the lack of employment, lopsided employment for the insecurity being experienced in the country.

Speaking in an interview on Sunday, he said it is unfortunate that no one knows how the country got to its current security condition.

“It is quite unfortunate and we don’t know how we got to this place. The rising cases of insecurity would have to do with unemployment and hunger. Most of the criminals in the society today are unemployed graduates who don’t have the capacity to afford a square meal.

“Also, where there is injustice and lopsidedness, there won’t be peace. Whoever failed to do justice should be prepared for the calamity that will follow after.

“What I am saying in essence is that it is the configuration of many factors that are causing this but by and large, what we can say overall is that Nigeria is in a problem. We are in a critical situation that if care is not taken, the division of the country is inevitable. Insecurity and terrorism abound everywhere. Even for you to travel for a short distance, needs you to brave it out.”

On the planned national protest by the NLC, he said “The Osun State branch of the NLC is an appendage of the national body of the NLC. When it comes to national issues, we have to wait for directives from the national headquarters.

“It is what the national headquarters decide that we follow. We don’t have a mind of our own when it comes to national issues, we wait for the directives from the national headquarters. Whatever they say is what we abide with even as a member of the national executive council. They lead the way and we follow.”

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