Amaechi, Nigeria’s Pillar Of Democracy, Says NLC President

NLCNational President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulwaheed Umar, has described Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as the pillar of democracy in the current democratic dispensation.

Umar made this remark when he led a delegation of top NLC officials on a courtesy call on the Rivers State Governor in Port Harcourt weekend.

The NLC President and other members were in the Rivers State capital for a conference to elect new executives of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services (AUCPTRC).

Umar said: “Nigerians are watching. Nigerians are very, very intelligent people. They are watching, they know things, they know what is happening (to Amaechi) and they are also passing their own judgment… ”

In his response, Governor Amaechi urged the NLC to continue to be the voice of the poor for a better Nigeria. “I think that basically the greatest voice that the poor can have will not be any other voice than the voice of the workers.”