By Chuks NZEH
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has reiterated its commitment to the ideals and legacies of the former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, recalling his dedication for the liberation of the Cuban people and investing much in the people of Cuba and Africa.
This was made known by the president of congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while speaking at an event organized by the Cuban Embassy in Nigeria to commemorate the 5th memorial of Castro, where he also urged the United States to reverse the sanctions on Cuba.
He said, “We remain very committed to the ideals and legacies of Fidel Castrol and that is why we have consistently said the economic blockade against the Republic of Cuba by the United States and its allies should be lifted. There is no justification because those economic blockade are neo–liberal in nature and therefore in this age and this time it is expected that those blockade should be lifted”.
He added that, “Today as we remember him, wealth has more than tripled but poverty is also very perverse in many jurisdiction; including where we are today in Nigeria. This is the truth and therefore there is lack of social justice.
“Even within the midst of Covid–19 people are still accumulating wealth using Covid–19 to accumulate wealth. Therefore, that is why occasion like today resonates the fact that we must continue to engage the system.
“In many jurisdiction democracy is not working for the people; democracy is actually working for few and that is why wealth has captured democratic power in many jurisdiction and we can list them – that wealth has captured democratic power and when wealth captures democratic power it is the continuous accumulation of wealth.
“We must then stand up to continue to assert out rights and authority as citizens, as comrades but importantly, as working men and women. It is so important because this occasion reminds us of the struggle of our late comrade, Fidel Castrol”
The Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carla Polido, had made a call for countries of the world to unite with Cuba in solidarity to stop the economic blockage by the United States and its allies.