The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has called for the isolation of Morocco from the global space over her continued occupation of Western Sahara.
Acting president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Najeem Yasin who said this during a visit by the President of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Mr Brahim Ghali, on Thursday in Abuja said the international community must stand firm by ensuring the Saharawi people is free from all colonial control.
According to him, Congress is fully aware and strategically involve in the struggle for the Sarahawi people against the colonial grip by Morocco.
“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,” he said.
The Union leader said that the NLC would continue to spearhead a national solidarity of the labour movement and it’s allies in the academia, civil society, professional groups, among others in support of the struggles of the people of Western Sahara.
Comrade Yasin however, said that NLC have provided office space for the secretariat of the Nigeria Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara as part of its resolve and commitment to the liberation struggles of the Saharawi people.
He added that, we have had meetings and programs and will still hold mass meetings, conferences and programs to deepen our solidarity and expand mass support for your Liberation struggles, which we see as our collective struggle.
” We have also led mass protest to the embassy of Morocco here in Abuja.
“As long as Western Sahara is not free, Africa is not free, and all Africans and African countries must be involved in this struggle.
” So all must renewvour 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 sovereign, free from colonial control, ” he added.
He therefore, pledged NLC unflinching support and solidarity until victory is achieved.
Also,Mr Brahim Ghali, President, Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic commended the labour movement and Nigeria for their support and solidarity for the liberation of the Saharawi people.
“We are happy that you are working for the liberation of Africa, it is not only for the freedom of Saharawi. Because Nigeria has being leading the liberation of Africa and Nigeria has given strong support to liberation countries in Africa.
“Nigeria has support South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, among others, that is why the support of Nigeria is critical to ensure that we have freedom in Africa.
” The role of Nigeria is still needed and we need this role to continue till the total liberation of the occupy territory of the Saharawi Republic.
“We recognised this and as Saharawi we are very grateful to Nigeria, this is role is also recognised by the Saharawi people and as well as other African countries and other continents and we are thankful for that,” he added.
Earlier, Mr Owei Lakefa, Member, Nigeria Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara said called on all to reject modern day colonialism.
He said the movement would continue to carry out campaigns, protest against the Morocco untill the Saharawi are liberated.
” We demand from President Muhammadu Buhari to continue to stand by the Western Saraha people. We also believed that Nigeria must continue to take led of being our brother’s keeper.
“We also believed that every country has its rights to it’s own sovereignty. I want to assure you that we continue to support this, until victory is achieved,”he added