The Army Headquarters has officially addressed and refuted claims made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) regarding the presence of soldiers surrounding the venue of an ongoing meeting between the NLC and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The Army Headquarters clarified that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, attended the meeting accompanied by his statutorily approved military escorts. These escorts are standard security protocol for the NSA and were not intended to intimidate or influence the proceedings of the meeting.

“Once the meeting is over, the escorts will lead the NSA from the venue,” a statement from the Army Headquarters explained.

The Army has urged the public to disregard what it termed as “deliberate and misleading falsehood” being circulated about the presence of military escorts at the meeting.

The clarification aims to address and dispel any concerns or misconceptions about the military’s role and presence at the meeting, ensuring that the focus remains on the discussions at hand between the NLC and the SGF.