Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged the Federal Government to make history and sign or submit instrument of ratification of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, on September 26, 2019, in New York.
A high-level ceremony for signatures and ratifications for the TPNW will be held during leaders’ week on September 26, 2019, at the United Nations General Assembly.
All governments across the globe have been invited to participate at the ceremony by the co-sponsoring governments: Austria, Brazil, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa and Thailand.
President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, dated September 13, 2019, noted that the signing would complement the Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT, and offer the best hope of moving from a world with nearly 14,000 nuclear weapons to zero nuclear weapons.
In light of the heightened tensions among nuclear-armed States, it is more important than ever that world leaders speak out against nuclear weapons and work together to strengthen international legal norms against their use, threatened use, development, and retention by any State.