Eschew  Protest, Adapt Dialogue: DSS Tells Labour

Eschew Protest, Adapt Dialogue: DSS Tells Labour

The Department of State Services (DSS) has urged organized labor groups planning to stage protests between 27th and 28th February, 2024 in various parts of the country over sundry economic issues to suspend their plan for peace and public order.

In a statement by its Public Relations and Strategic Communications Officer Peter Afunaya, the DSS called on parties to pursue dialogue and negotiation rather than engaging in conduct that could heighten tensions.

The security group alleged that some individuals intend to use the opportunity of the protest to foment crisis leading to widespread violence, which without doubt will worsen the socio-economic situation across Nigeria.

“It is common knowledge that all levels of government are working tirelessly towards ameliorating prevailing economic conditions,” stated Afunaya. “Appropriate authorities are working assiduously with stakeholders across sectors to address current difficulties; they should be given an opportunity to handle these challenges.”

The DSS called for peaceful resolution as conflicts cannot be resolved through war.

“In this vein, citizens must recognize that unresolved disputes during peacetime cannot be attained during wartime,” he continued. “JP Clark’s timeless piece ‘The Casualties’ is a resonating reminder of possible dangers associated with escalated conflicts. Ongoing wars worldwide remind us about catastrophic repercussions on affected countries’ domestic environments; hence there’s a critical need for maintaining internal stability and unity.”

Parents and guardians were implored not only to exert authority but also guide their children from acts detrimental towards jeopardizing public safety while all sectors including political parties, opposition groups, religious institutions civil society organizations were urged against resorting or inciting violence at such times.

“The DSS opposes any form of violence as means for settling present day challenges whether they’re economic or political,” concluded Afunaya who added that his agency would work closely with sister security agencies alongside law enforcement agencies ensuring lasting peace within Nigeria is maintained.”

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