Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has drawn a battle line with the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike over the demolitions in the capital city, Abuja.
NLC president Comrade Joe Ajaero said the demolitions were mainly directed at the poor as akin to Hitler’s tyranny.
“Shelter is among Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and you go and demolish it and ask them to go to hell and your so called master plan is in your pocket.
“Nobody knows where your master plan is. And you watch NLC draws battle line over Wike’s demolition plans in Abuja against them, some of them use their retirement benefits to start foundation (and you demolish it), that will not continue,”
“it is impoverishing the masses and it is done with a level of impunity similar to Hitler’s tyranny in Germany. That should not continue because it is affecting more workers. If you check the people whose houses are being demolished it is that class of people that you have not provided houses for.”
“Nigeria’s disposition to welfarism is gone even when it is provided for in the Constitution.
Nobody cares for your transportation, you generate your water, your electricity, you pay your children’s school fees, no hospitals. Even when workers contribute money for housing policies, it is being diverted.
So, this war cannot continue,” Ajaero said.