By Appolos Christian
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has expressed it’s commitment and support in the struggles of the people of Western Sahara against Morocco’s colonial grip, and against the onslaught on Venezuela led by the United States of America (USA).
At separate meetings with the President of Western Sahara Brahim Ghali and the Vice President of Venezuela, Aristibulo Almeida over the weekend in Abuja, Acting President of the NLC, Comrade Najeem Yasin, noted that Congress was fully aware of the struggles in both countries.
Yasin assured both leaders that the NLC would not only align itself with other movements and allies across the world, but would also continue to spearhead national solidarity of the labour movement and its allies in the academia, civil society, professional groups, among others in support of the struggles of the people of Western Sahara otherwise known as Saharawi Arab democratic republic (SADR), and Venezuela as the case may be.
“As long as Western Sahara is not free, Africa is not free; and all Africans and African countries must be involved in the struggle.
“Unfortunately an African country holding Africa’s last colony against the resolutions of the defunct Organisation of Africa Unity, now Africa Union, and the collective interests of all freedom-loving people across the world.
“So all must renew our collective demand that Morocco must be isolated in the global space by all countries, not just in Africa but in the entire world until Western Sahara gains sovereignty, free from colonial control,” he said
Yasin further noted that, “Congress is fully aware of the struggle of the people of Venezuela especially against foreign aggression led by the United States, and an attempt to impose leadership on the country.
“We support you in this struggle, the Nigeria labour movement aligns it self with other movements and allies across the world to support you and the people of Venezuela in your struggle against aggression and interference.
“Your city is people oriented, the support is there and affiliation of workers all over the world therefore, workers across the globe must offer support to Venezuela even if limited to moral and political support as a token of our global solidarity,” he added.