Looting: It will take over N200 million to fix Vandalized places in Cross River ― NLC
NEWSMAN – Nigeria Labour Congress Chairman, Cross River Chapter, Ben Ukpebi has said that it will be difficult for the state to recover from the high destruction that was carried out by hoodlums in the state capital and beyond.
Ukpebi who disclosed this to newsmen also said that nothing can discourage Labour from pressing home demands for improved workers welfare in the state.
The labour chairman also charged members not to be discouraged by the vandalization of the Union Secretariat by hoodlums and also added that they must remain dogged in joining their voices with the leadership of the Union to press home for workers welfare.
The NLC boss who condemned in its entirety the level of destruction at the Secretariat stressed “the destruction is devastating and beyond human comprehension and it would be very difficult for Cross River to come out of this.”
“It will take over N200 million to fix this place to its former state. Our power generating set was carted away, the conference halls were vandalized and the chairs and tables looted, the vehicles in the compound and our Information and Communication Technology (ICT) room were burnt down,” he said.
“Although the vandals have inflicted a huge blow to the state, it will not stop the labour movement, we will continue to hold our meetings and take actions that will benefit the workers even if it is under a tree, Vanguard reported.
“As we criticize in totality the act of destruction and vandalism by suspected hoodlums in the state, I appeal to my congress that this is a challenge to make us stronger in our quest of championing the course of the people,” he added.