Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser, says those who attacked the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, in Owerri, the capital of Imo State on November 1, have been arrested and investigations commenced. He also apologised to the labour union for the attack.
Ajaero was violently beaten and held for hours after storming Owerri to lead a demonstration.
As a result, the labor movement issued an ultimatum to the government to meet certain objectives, including the arrest of those responsible for the Ajaero attack, threatening a statewide walkout if the demands were not met.
The Federal Government had gone to court to stop the strike, but it began on Monday, paralysing activities across the country.
In a statement signed by the Head of Strategic Communications in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari U Mijinyawa, on Wednesday, Ribadu urged the movement to rescind its decisions on the ongoing strike.
Ribadu said the federal government regrets the incident that happened in Imo and condemns it in its entirety, noting that it was against the rule of law and the principles of freedom of association and expression subscribed to by President Tinubu and his administration.
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