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AAC: AGAINST THE DIVISIVE TENDENCIES OF SECCESSION AND THE DRUMS OF WAR, IT’S TIME FOR THE WORKERS TO UNIFY NIGERIANS UNDER THE BANNERS OF REVOLUTION

AAC: AGAINST THE DIVISIVE TENDENCIES OF SECCESSION AND THE DRUMS OF WAR, IT’S TIME FOR THE WORKERS TO UNIFY NIGERIANS UNDER THE BANNERS OF REVOLUTION

 MAY DAY 2021 PRESS STATEMENT


AGAINST THE DIVISIVE TENDENCIES OF SECCESSION AND THE DRUMS OF WAR, IT’S TIME FOR THE WORKERS TO UNIFY NIGERIANS UNDER THE BANNERS OF REVOLUTION. 



The African Action Congress seizes this medium to commiserate with the ever resilient Nigerian workers on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day. Historically, the Nigerian workers have proven to be the bastion of wealth generation and in public conscience, have helped amplify the overall yearnings of the Nigerian people in pursuit of good governance, peace and prosperity. This could be traced back to its age-long responsibility of fighting all that represents the system of greed and power. Its capacity to unite Nigerians despite diverse ethno-religious backgrounds has been confirmed in popular struggles such as the Anti-SAP, 2012 Occupy Nigeria and the over 8 general strikes against numerous anti-people policies of the Nigerian state. With deepening socio-economic crises that have polarized Nigerians along ethno-religious lines more than ever, there is no better time than now for the Trade Union to rise to the occasion of leading the Nigerian people in a coordinated fight-back against poverty, insecurity, and their resultant socio-economic effects.


Sadly, the Nigerian workers have been victims of worst human, social, political and economic abuse of embarrassing magnitude. Aside from astronomical increases in costs of living which include hiked electricity tariffs, fraudulent oil subsidy removal and maddening rate of inflation to mention but a few, the Nigerian workers have also been confronted with the most terrible form of human rights and labour rights violations. *In addition to the fact that the take-home wage can no longer take workers home, even the homes are no longer safe from banditry, neither are the streets free from terrorism.*


Never in history have Nigerians been this divided along ethnic lines neither have we been so torn apart along religious divides. While past governments have done so much to privatize public wealth, the Buhari regime has helped to deeply consolidate this socio-economic crime with merciless impunity.


Of note is the failure of respective state governments to respect the 30,000 Naira Minimum wage agreement they wilfully signed with workers. A number of Governors including the always-sobbing Ben Ayade, Emperor Yahaya Bello, despotic Nyesom Wike, mischievously-weeping Ortom and El Rufai whose mastery of mischief and violent anti-labour practices have descended the state into abject poverty and unprecedented insecurity. We condemn the plot by the Government to further subject Nigerian workers and the mass of our people to excruciating living conditions through plans to yet again increase the price of fuel. *We are not oblivious of the machination employed by the government through the “zero remittance to the FAAC by the NNPC” government magic, which would in turn translate to zero salary for workers, zero healthcare, zero education funding, zero security and the long term attempt to blackmail the Nigerian people into accepting further increases in fuel pump price under the guise of the infamous subsidy removal.* Nigerians refuse to be blackmailed by the prodigal ruling class. 


In today’s reality, the Nigerian masses are presented with options of whether to fight intra-class war with themselves using the weapons of secession or to organize politically in a revolution against their common exploiters. As we join workers to mark the 2021 May Day event, we reiterate our position which is that the Nigerian workers must rise to the historical task of leading the Nigerian people against this regime of anarchy and utter barbarism. The African Action Congress as a revolutionary party of the masses, workers and youths remains a willing vehicle to mobilize support and solidarity towards the cause of the Nigerian working people.

Solidarity!

 

Signed:


‘Femi Adeyeye

Publicity Secretary, African Action Congress

1/5/2021

 MAY DAY 2021 PRESS STATEMENT


AGAINST THE DIVISIVE TENDENCIES OF SECCESSION AND THE DRUMS OF WAR, IT’S TIME FOR THE WORKERS TO UNIFY NIGERIANS UNDER THE BANNERS OF REVOLUTION. 



The African Action Congress seizes this medium to commiserate with the ever resilient Nigerian workers on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day. Historically, the Nigerian workers have proven to be the bastion of wealth generation and in public conscience, have helped amplify the overall yearnings of the Nigerian people in pursuit of good governance, peace and prosperity. This could be traced back to its age-long responsibility of fighting all that represents the system of greed and power. Its capacity to unite Nigerians despite diverse ethno-religious backgrounds has been confirmed in popular struggles such as the Anti-SAP, 2012 Occupy Nigeria and the over 8 general strikes against numerous anti-people policies of the Nigerian state. With deepening socio-economic crises that have polarized Nigerians along ethno-religious lines more than ever, there is no better time than now for the Trade Union to rise to the occasion of leading the Nigerian people in a coordinated fight-back against poverty, insecurity, and their resultant socio-economic effects.


Sadly, the Nigerian workers have been victims of worst human, social, political and economic abuse of embarrassing magnitude. Aside from astronomical increases in costs of living which include hiked electricity tariffs, fraudulent oil subsidy removal and maddening rate of inflation to mention but a few, the Nigerian workers have also been confronted with the most terrible form of human rights and labour rights violations. *In addition to the fact that the take-home wage can no longer take workers home, even the homes are no longer safe from banditry, neither are the streets free from terrorism.*


Never in history have Nigerians been this divided along ethnic lines neither have we been so torn apart along religious divides. While past governments have done so much to privatize public wealth, the Buhari regime has helped to deeply consolidate this socio-economic crime with merciless impunity.


Of note is the failure of respective state governments to respect the 30,000 Naira Minimum wage agreement they wilfully signed with workers. A number of Governors including the always-sobbing Ben Ayade, Emperor Yahaya Bello, despotic Nyesom Wike, mischievously-weeping Ortom and El Rufai whose mastery of mischief and violent anti-labour practices have descended the state into abject poverty and unprecedented insecurity. We condemn the plot by the Government to further subject Nigerian workers and the mass of our people to excruciating living conditions through plans to yet again increase the price of fuel. *We are not oblivious of the machination employed by the government through the “zero remittance to the FAAC by the NNPC” government magic, which would in turn translate to zero salary for workers, zero healthcare, zero education funding, zero security and the long term attempt to blackmail the Nigerian people into accepting further increases in fuel pump price under the guise of the infamous subsidy removal.* Nigerians refuse to be blackmailed by the prodigal ruling class. 


In today’s reality, the Nigerian masses are presented with options of whether to fight intra-class war with themselves using the weapons of secession or to organize politically in a revolution against their common exploiters. As we join workers to mark the 2021 May Day event, we reiterate our position which is that the Nigerian workers must rise to the historical task of leading the Nigerian people against this regime of anarchy and utter barbarism. The African Action Congress as a revolutionary party of the masses, workers and youths remains a willing vehicle to mobilize support and solidarity towards the cause of the Nigerian working people.

Solidarity!

 

Signed:


‘Femi Adeyeye

Publicity Secretary, African Action Congress

1/5/2021

ANOTHER BORN DAY IS HERE FOR ME - Comrade Abiodun Aremu

ANOTHER BORN DAY IS HERE FOR ME - Comrade Abiodun Aremu

Comrade Abiodun
Aremu
People who question or bother about one's not celebrating Birthday in funfare should know that one doesn't 've the presence of mind to do so now. In my 20s I tried to do that a couple of times! Birthday for me now is a day of reflection, a day to be home and rest and share with whoever out of her-his volition chose to visit! And to those who chose to celebrate the Day on one's behalf at their own conveniences and pockets as were the cases in recent years, I wish them happy celebrations!*


*This year 2021 Birthday isn't going to be different except to appreciate all Birthday wishes being expressed on FB, SMS, calls and social media!*


*But I will celebrate in some years to come, just to fulfill a part of my life adventure! That Birthday celebration will come on the eve of my transition to join the African ancestors!*


*But what's life? And Commandante FIDEL words, which is my lifetime communion - remains the essence of my living - "what difference does it makes, the danger to a person or a people or the sacrifices they make, when what is at stake is the Destiny of Humanity!*


*Hurray to a new calendar in my life - but many battles still to fight - fuel prices hike, electricity tariffs hike, deregulation, privatisation, neglect and poor funding of public education & healthcare, US criminal Blockade of Cuba and imperialist aggressions against Venezuela, Palestine, Western Sahara, et al, and struggle for the total liberation of Nigeria,  the Pan-African world and a New Humanity! 


These are battles to fight till one's last breath! And let the voice of Ernesto Che Guevara - A Battle May be Won or Lost, the most important thing is to fight the Battle! - temper those who fear for one, who fervently pray for one and whose compassion are for one! - MARCH 17, 2021 @ 11.45hr*


Comrade Abiodun Aremu

Comrade Abiodun
Aremu
People who question or bother about one's not celebrating Birthday in funfare should know that one doesn't 've the presence of mind to do so now. In my 20s I tried to do that a couple of times! Birthday for me now is a day of reflection, a day to be home and rest and share with whoever out of her-his volition chose to visit! And to those who chose to celebrate the Day on one's behalf at their own conveniences and pockets as were the cases in recent years, I wish them happy celebrations!*


*This year 2021 Birthday isn't going to be different except to appreciate all Birthday wishes being expressed on FB, SMS, calls and social media!*


*But I will celebrate in some years to come, just to fulfill a part of my life adventure! That Birthday celebration will come on the eve of my transition to join the African ancestors!*


*But what's life? And Commandante FIDEL words, which is my lifetime communion - remains the essence of my living - "what difference does it makes, the danger to a person or a people or the sacrifices they make, when what is at stake is the Destiny of Humanity!*


*Hurray to a new calendar in my life - but many battles still to fight - fuel prices hike, electricity tariffs hike, deregulation, privatisation, neglect and poor funding of public education & healthcare, US criminal Blockade of Cuba and imperialist aggressions against Venezuela, Palestine, Western Sahara, et al, and struggle for the total liberation of Nigeria,  the Pan-African world and a New Humanity! 


These are battles to fight till one's last breath! And let the voice of Ernesto Che Guevara - A Battle May be Won or Lost, the most important thing is to fight the Battle! - temper those who fear for one, who fervently pray for one and whose compassion are for one! - MARCH 17, 2021 @ 11.45hr*


Comrade Abiodun Aremu

JOIN ZOOM AS ICAP, CUBAN EMBASSY CONDOLE FAMILY, FRIENDS & COMRADES ON THE INTERNMENT OF COMRADE MOTAJO HOLDS FROM 3.30PM TODAY FEBRUARY 11, 2021

JOIN ZOOM AS ICAP, CUBAN EMBASSY CONDOLE FAMILY, FRIENDS & COMRADES ON THE INTERNMENT OF COMRADE MOTAJO HOLDS FROM 3.30PM TODAY FEBRUARY 11, 2021

Motajo’s Burial 
Date: Thursday 11th February, 2021 by 3:30PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86198955812?pwd=b0RuZUFSWWVhTUpFaDZwaUpTZEc0Zz09
Meeting ID: 861 9895 5812
Passcode: 158518



Born February 11, 1955, Comrade Abdul Kareem Motajo was trained at the University de la Havana, Cuba and he has maintained strong ties with the country and cementing the relationship with Nigeria.



He worked as a full-time secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and during the regime of former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, he became the General Secretary of NUATE and left the post in 2015 when he retired at 60.


After his retirement, he served as a member of the Presidential Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). His sole efforts led to winning almost a dozen affiliates of both the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to WFTU.


Motajo

Comrade Motajo was also instrumental in the establishment of the Nigerian-Cuba Friendship Business and Cultural Association.


Meanwhile, tributes have continued to pour in for the deceased.


The WFTU described him as, “a soldier in the first line of the class struggles, always ready to work, with audacity into practical work, and always fought in the first line of the WFTU for the benefits of the workers and people of Nigeria from his position as acting General Secretary of NUATE.


“Through his union struggles, he always fought for the interests of his members’ union but also for the sector of air transport workers in national and regional level.”


“Comrade Motajo stand heads and shoulders above most comrades of his generation, was his readiness to organise and fight on the field. He was someone you could go into battle with, without the slightest fear that he would not hold his ground.”


In another tribute, the former President of Lufthansa German Nigeria Staff Union, Mr Rafiu Afolabi Laguda, said, “Nigeria has lost a negotiator and labour leader who believed in mutual understanding, constructive dialogue and a promoter of negotiation without bitterness.


“Comrade Motajo fought for the eradication of casualization of labour in the aviation industry. He fought for the rights of the vulnerable, upheld equity and justice, respect for law and order. He promoted industrial peace through conflict resolution.”


Similarly, the National Coordinator, Oodua Liberation Movement (OLM), described him as a quintessential fellow with unquantifiable attributes. Comrade Motajo was resourceful. He excelled in theory and practice. The most quality and asset of a cadre is to be well-grounded in theory and practice.


Equally, Ferney-Voltaire extolled the value of the late Comrade Motajo, he was described as a soldier’s soldier on the left for his boldness. This was not about his being clearly the closest socialist in the country to the Cuban people. It was his readiness to throw body, heart and soul with audacity into practical work, even when this could cost him his life.





Motajo’s Burial 
Date: Thursday 11th February, 2021 by 3:30PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86198955812?pwd=b0RuZUFSWWVhTUpFaDZwaUpTZEc0Zz09
Meeting ID: 861 9895 5812
Passcode: 158518



Born February 11, 1955, Comrade Abdul Kareem Motajo was trained at the University de la Havana, Cuba and he has maintained strong ties with the country and cementing the relationship with Nigeria.



He worked as a full-time secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and during the regime of former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, he became the General Secretary of NUATE and left the post in 2015 when he retired at 60.


After his retirement, he served as a member of the Presidential Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). His sole efforts led to winning almost a dozen affiliates of both the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to WFTU.


Motajo

Comrade Motajo was also instrumental in the establishment of the Nigerian-Cuba Friendship Business and Cultural Association.


Meanwhile, tributes have continued to pour in for the deceased.


The WFTU described him as, “a soldier in the first line of the class struggles, always ready to work, with audacity into practical work, and always fought in the first line of the WFTU for the benefits of the workers and people of Nigeria from his position as acting General Secretary of NUATE.


“Through his union struggles, he always fought for the interests of his members’ union but also for the sector of air transport workers in national and regional level.”


“Comrade Motajo stand heads and shoulders above most comrades of his generation, was his readiness to organise and fight on the field. He was someone you could go into battle with, without the slightest fear that he would not hold his ground.”


In another tribute, the former President of Lufthansa German Nigeria Staff Union, Mr Rafiu Afolabi Laguda, said, “Nigeria has lost a negotiator and labour leader who believed in mutual understanding, constructive dialogue and a promoter of negotiation without bitterness.


“Comrade Motajo fought for the eradication of casualization of labour in the aviation industry. He fought for the rights of the vulnerable, upheld equity and justice, respect for law and order. He promoted industrial peace through conflict resolution.”


Similarly, the National Coordinator, Oodua Liberation Movement (OLM), described him as a quintessential fellow with unquantifiable attributes. Comrade Motajo was resourceful. He excelled in theory and practice. The most quality and asset of a cadre is to be well-grounded in theory and practice.


Equally, Ferney-Voltaire extolled the value of the late Comrade Motajo, he was described as a soldier’s soldier on the left for his boldness. This was not about his being clearly the closest socialist in the country to the Cuban people. It was his readiness to throw body, heart and soul with audacity into practical work, even when this could cost him his life.





SWL Calls for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Sowore, Juwon and Michael

SWL Calls for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Sowore, Juwon and Michael

 PRESS STATEMENT 


The Socialist Workers & Youth League calls for the immediate release of Omoyele Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Michael Adenola, Peter, and Kimrere. The five activists of the African Action Congress were unjustly arrested at Gudu junction of Abuja during a peaceful cross-over demonstration. 
We want to make it abundantly clear to the Nigerian police and the ruling regime that protest is a fundamental democratic right. A violent attack on peaceful protesters is an attack on one of the most important tenets of democracy. It must also be pointed out that protests and mass uprising become inevitable with the continuing failure of the current regime and neoliberal capitalism. 

The arrest and brutalisation of Sowore, Juwon and Michael at the early hours of the new year by the Nigeria police Abattoir division Abuja, is a clear indication that the basic conditions for the #EndSARS revolt last year still persist. The Maj. Gen. Buhari (retd) led government continues in attacking poor people and violating fundamental rights. But also, the arrest demonstrate the weakness of the bosses’ state given the failure of their system to address the genuine agitation and demands of the Nigeria masses. Clearly, they don’t have the solution to the crises largely because they benefit hugely from the system and crises. 

It is we, the working-class people and youth that have the power and the will to change the oppressive system and win our total liberation through struggle. The #EndSARS revolt demonstrated to us the power to bring to birth social change from below and a Nigeria that works for all and not for the interest of some few. It is on this basis that we call on working-class people and students organisations to join in demanding for the immediate and unconditional release of the arrested comrades. And also that we mobilise to fight for a real and total change, obviously the current regime and bosses generally have resolved to intensify attacks and place more burden on the people.

Signed

Lai Brown
National Secretary

 PRESS STATEMENT 


The Socialist Workers & Youth League calls for the immediate release of Omoyele Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Michael Adenola, Peter, and Kimrere. The five activists of the African Action Congress were unjustly arrested at Gudu junction of Abuja during a peaceful cross-over demonstration. 
We want to make it abundantly clear to the Nigerian police and the ruling regime that protest is a fundamental democratic right. A violent attack on peaceful protesters is an attack on one of the most important tenets of democracy. It must also be pointed out that protests and mass uprising become inevitable with the continuing failure of the current regime and neoliberal capitalism. 

The arrest and brutalisation of Sowore, Juwon and Michael at the early hours of the new year by the Nigeria police Abattoir division Abuja, is a clear indication that the basic conditions for the #EndSARS revolt last year still persist. The Maj. Gen. Buhari (retd) led government continues in attacking poor people and violating fundamental rights. But also, the arrest demonstrate the weakness of the bosses’ state given the failure of their system to address the genuine agitation and demands of the Nigeria masses. Clearly, they don’t have the solution to the crises largely because they benefit hugely from the system and crises. 

It is we, the working-class people and youth that have the power and the will to change the oppressive system and win our total liberation through struggle. The #EndSARS revolt demonstrated to us the power to bring to birth social change from below and a Nigeria that works for all and not for the interest of some few. It is on this basis that we call on working-class people and students organisations to join in demanding for the immediate and unconditional release of the arrested comrades. And also that we mobilise to fight for a real and total change, obviously the current regime and bosses generally have resolved to intensify attacks and place more burden on the people.

Signed

Lai Brown
National Secretary

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