The arrest of the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has been strongly condemned by Amnesty International

It is seen as a direct threat to the rights of workers. Amnesty International warns that this action undermines the fundamental principles of workers’ rights and raises concerns about the state of human rights in Nigeria. The organization emphasizes the importance of upholding the rights of workers and calls for the immediate release of the NLC President. This arrest not only violates the rights of the individual but also sends a chilling message to workers across the country, potentially discouraging them from exercising their rights and advocating for better working conditions. Amnesty International urges the Nigerian government to respect and protect the rights of workers, ensuring that they can freely express their opinions and engage in peaceful protests without fear of reprisal.