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DSS ENJOINS ORGANISED LABOUR TO SHUN PROTEST IN THE INTEREST OF PEACE

The Department of State Services (DSS) has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress to shun planed nation wide protest which suppose to hold
 between 27th and 28th February, 2024 in parts of the country over sundry economic issues.
In a statement signed by the Director, PR & Strategic Communications
Department of State Services Peter Afunanya.
 The Service recognises  such action as the legitimate right of the labour movement, while urging  the parties to pursue dialogue and negotiation rather than engaging in conducts that could heighten tensions.
The Service reels out that it’s   aware that some elements are planning to use the opportunity of the protest to foment crisis and by extension, widespread violence.  Saying the development, without doubt, will worsen the socio-economic situation across the country.
“It is common knowledge that all levels of Government are striving to ameliorate the prevailing economic condition and as such, should be given a benefit of the doubt. So far, appropriate authorities are working assiduously with a spectrum of stakeholders to fashion out modalities to address the current difficulties. They should, therefore, be given the chance to handle the challenges at hand”.
“In this vein, citizens are encouraged to recognise that what remains unsolved in peace time, would not be attained in war-time”.
“Also, ongoing wars in the global scene is a stark reminder of their catastrophic repercussions on the affected countries’ domestic environments thus, the critical need to protect and maintain our internal stability and unity. Those exploiting the fault lines in the country need to have a rethink as resort to negativities will endanger our peaceful coexistence with dire consequences”.
Similarly, parents and guardians are implored to exert authority in guiding their children and wards from inimical acts capable of jeopardising public safety and harmony. Additionally, all sectors, including political parties, opposition groups, religious and traditional institutions, civil society and non governmental bodies are called upon to eschew violence; demonstrate leadership and statesmanship in these challenging times. Making political capital out of the current situation or involving in divisive utterances at a time like this, will be of no benefit to any peace-loving Nigerian. Citizens are advised to be vigilant and not allow fifth columnists and hostile forces or agents to use them to destabilise the peace of the nation.
The DSS stands opposed to violence as a means of settling our present day challenges, be they economic, political or otherwise. Accordingly, the Service will work with sister security and law enforcement agencies to ensure that lasting peace is maintained in the country.
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