NLC commences protests across Nigeria
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on August 2, 2023
The peaceful protest across the country as protesters have gathered at the Unity Fountain, located in the heart of Abuja.
Reports have it that the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, alongside other labour leaders have assembled to begin the action.
Other officials such as the National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Muhammed Ibrahim, representatives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, National Union of Road Transport Workers among others are currently at the location to protest the increment in fuel price and failure of the President Bola Tinubu administration to reverse some of the policies which the NLC tags as unfriendly and anti-poor.
Still on the matter, hundreds of members of the National Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and other affiliate unions have also begun protesting in Lagos to demand that the government address the harsh economy.
The protesters had converged at the Ikeja Underbridge with placards reading ,let poor Nigerians breathe, end fuel price increase, stop Naira devaluation, fix local refineries amongst other demands.
NLC chairperson in Lagos, Funmi Sessi, says the protesters would walk from the Ikeja Underbridge to the state House of Assembly in Alausa to submit their protest letter.