Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

By - DSM

Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria Limited: ALL THE ARRESTED CASUAL WORKERS RELEASED!

CDWR appreciates NLC, Lawyers and all well-meaning Nigerians for prompt interventions

CDWR activists on the Extreme Manufacturing workers’ picket line

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter, brings to the knowledge of the general public that all the arrested casual workers of Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria limited, Ibadan, have been released from the Oyo State Operation Burst detention.

This was following the intervention of Barrister Ola Adeosun and Barrister David Owoeye, who both are CDWR Lawyers. The CDWR also acknowledges and appreciates the prompt intervention of Comrade Kayode Marthins-led Oyo State Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) who did not only go to the Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria Limited in solidarity with the protesting casual workers, yesterday, Thursday, 13th of January, 2022, when informed of the attacks on the protesting workers but also visited the office of Operation Burst with a view to secure the release of all the arrested casual workers.

The importance of the role played by one Major Nsusour cannot also be ruled out. He midwifed the birth of the avenue for an informal discussion that culminated into the release of the arrested workers.

The CDWR also commends media organisations like Splash 105.5fm, Jamz 100.1fm, Lagelu 96.7fm, Fresh 105.9fm and Daily Post for their prompt, and objective reportage which no doubt helped to create a massive public awareness for the struggle and agitations of the protesting casual workers.

Beyond all these is the resilience and determination demonstrated by the casual workers themselves without which the struggle would have been successfully repressed and undermined.

Our final note of appreciation goes to the well-meaning members of the general public for the support and solidarity given to the struggle. The CDWR shall continue to solicit more of this kind of public support and solidarity in our campaign, together with affected workers and collaborators, against casualization and other indecent labour practices in factories and workplaces in the state.

Bamigboye Abiodun ( Abbey Trotsky)

Oyo State CDWR Coordinator

E-mail: [email protected]