For struggle, Solidarity and
Socialism in Nigeria
for a Workers' International
PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
to DSM secretariat at 162, Ipaja Road, Agbotikuyo Bus-stop, Agege, Lagos
our national office on (01) 8046603
0803 712 7929
DSM: What We Stand For
Immediate and unconditional
reinstatement of the sacked Lagos State civil servants and other
victimised workers and trade unionists.
Trial of those responsible for
human rights abuses during military rule. Compensation for the
Immediate repeal of all
undemocratic and anti-labour laws.
Scrapping of the State Security
Service (SSS) and all repressive state bodies.
Abolition of discrimination
against women. Equal political, civil, property and social rights
for women. Equal pay for work of equal value. Tax relief for women
as for men.
Freedom of expression,
association and assembly. Full freedom and independence for trade
unions and student bodies without any interference from the state or
Opposition to restriction on
A genuine multi-party democracy
with the right of every individual and group to organise political
parties without registration by the government. The right to stand
for elections as independent candidates.
An independent mass working
people's political party with a socialist programme to provide an
alternative to the existing capitalist parties.
Convocation of a
democratically-elected Sovereign National Conference (SNC)
comprising elected representatives of social groups such as workers,
peasant farmers, traders, rank-and-file of the armed forces and
police, professionals and ethnic nationalities according to their
numerical strength to deliberate and decide on the way forward for
the country and draw up a new constitution.
For a voluntary democratic
socialist federation of Nigeria within which there will be full
respect of the democratic, cultural and language rights of all
ARMED FORCES AND POLICE
Freedom for the rank-and-file
of the armed forces and police to form trade unions and join
political parties of their choice.
The right of the rank-and-file
of the armed forces and police to take industrial action to protect
LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Free education at all levels
Free medical care for all
Provision of decent and
affordable public housing
Provision of welfare benefits
for the unemployed, the sick and the elderly
A monthly minimum wage of
N20,000 with periodic increases to match the rate of inflation.
Opposition to retrenchment. A
job for every unemployed person.
Abolition of SAP. An end to
anti-poor capitalist/imperialist policies of privatisation and
commercialisation, retrenchment of workers etc.
Public ownership of the
country's vast resources and wealth under the democratic management
and control of the working people.
Democratic management and
control of public companies and parastatals by committees comprising
elected representatives of workers, consumers, trade unions, NLC and
A massive public works
programme to build roads, houses, railways, schools and hospitals
and to generate employment.
Repudiation of the fictitious
foreign debt combined with appeals for fraternal support to the
working classes of the imperialist nations.
Open declaration of assets by
public officials with the right of the public to investigate and
initiate prosecution of officials found to have illegally acquired
assets in excess of their legal income.
Confiscation as public assets
without compensation, of all wealth acquired through corruption by
the military elite and their civilian counterparts.
Democratic management of all
public departments, agencies and companies. Management committees to
comprise elected representatives of workers and the government with
right of immediate recall of the elected by the electors if found
Democratically elected public
tribunals comprising elected representatives of workers, peasant
farmers, students, professionals and the government to determine
cases of corruption.
A SOCIALIST SOCIETY
A workers' and poor peasants'
government based on a socialist programme.
A socialist federation of
Africa as a step towards a world socialist federation to put an end
to hunger, poverty, war and environmental destruction.