Strike Action: Lagos Vows To Apply Rule Of Law

The Lagos State Government has said it would uphold the Rule of Law to ensure Lagosians go about their normal businesses in any part of the State without fear or molestation.

This comes against the background of a strike threat issued by a faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), protesting the new pump price of petroleum.

In a statement signed on Tuesday 17th May, 2016 by the Honourable Attorney-General/ Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, the Government gave a stern warning against purported threats from certain quarters to disturb Public Peace by forcing workers to stay at home against their wish and the law.

The release stated that following the ruling on Tuesday of the National Industrial Court on Tuesday in Abuja barring the NLC from proceeding with the strike action, it has become unlawful for any person or group to either disrupt free movement of people and vehicles or prevent normal business activities

The State Government assures Lagosians that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of lives and property.

The Government said the Commissioner of Police and other Heads of Security Agencies have been directed to maintain law and order in accordance with the Rule of Law.

The Government reiterates that it is committed to the protection of lives and property and the welfare of the people and therefore calls on all citizens to go about their normal businesses and report any threat or act of intimidation to the appropriate authorities.

The State Government also appeals to parents to warn their children and wards, particularly the vulnerable ones, not to allow themselves to be used or manipulated.