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NLC admonishes FG to create enabling environment for education, healthcare to thrive

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has recommended the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for educational and healthcare development in the country.

Wabba made the request at a public lecture during the 5th memorial to former Cuban President Fidel Castro, which was organized by the Cuban Embassy in Abuja on Friday.

He stated that education and healthcare were critical sectors in which the Nigerian government needed to step up efforts to ensure high standards were met.

He stated that Nigerian workers and trade unions were in sympathy with the Cuban people.

He stated that the late Fidel Castro had a life worthy of admiration by African leaders.

“Late comrade Fidel Castro is an inspiration to all of us, and those that believe that the system must be change for the better.

“Those that believe there must be social justice, those that believe that there is enough for everybody to have and not lack.

“Therefore, that is why we are here in this number to continue to remember this icon who struggled for democracy, social justice and for shared prosperity.

“Today as we remembered him, wealth has more than tripled but poverty is also worse in many jurisdictions including where we are today,” he said.

The NLC however said while listing Castro’s major achievements in the liberation of African countries from colonial rule, he also called for an end to the sanctions on Cuba.

The labour leader said that the economic blockage against the Republic of Cuba by the U.S. and its allies were neoliberal in nature and it should be lifted and there was no justification for it.

”That is to lift all economy blockage against the people and the Republic of Cuba and also let me commend the people for their tenacity,’ ‘he said.

Also, the Vice-Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Prof. Suleman Bala, the keynote speaker at the occasion delivered a lecture titled: ”Fidel Castro and the Liberation of Africa”, called on the Nigerian masses to shunned ethnicity.

Bala, represented by Dr Usman Yusuf, the Deputy Director, Institute of Governance and Developmental Studies in the university, said Nigeria must also shun religious differences and unite in fighting the unjust policies of government at all levels.

He therefore called for the adoption of the kind of social economic struggle used by the late Cuban leader.

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”Castro led a very good and successful struggle that benefited significant people in Cuba and some other parts of the world, especially Africa.

”But the point I think I want to make as far as the life of Castro is concerned is that he was a man that struggled against a system that is against the people, that served the interest of the few,” he said.

Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carla Polido called for more solidarity to stop the economic blockage against the Republic of Cuba by the U.S. and its allies.

She decried the anti-protest in Cuba last July, saying it was blown out of proportion by western media.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) report that members of the diplomatic corps who were present to show their solidarity with the Cuban people included the ambassadors of Palestine, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Namibia, among others.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Good people don’t leave long in this life, people with good motives and intentions for his people, people that have the interest of other people at heart. This great men with great pedigree will forever be remembered for there goodness .
    If yar’adua was alive to Finnish his tenure before his painful exit Nigeria would have been in better position by now things would have been more better.
    Nlc has said it all they are our mouth piece in this country, recommended the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for educational and healthcare development in the country is a fact, FG should not always wait to be remembered before doing the needful,education and healthcare are critical sectors in which the Nigerian government need to step up efforts to ensure high standards were met in our country .
    Now weac has increased there money for weac registration from next year ,our university some can’t afford because of high fees,education should be the first in this country.
    Some of our healthcare Center are not up to standard, no working tools, short of workers because their is no money to pay them, unqualified doctors and nurses in some sectors.
    The leaders should pls look back at the work left by our great men and starts from there..

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