Govt’s response will determine duration of the ongoing nationwide protest – NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has said that the response of the government and not the use of force will determine the duration of the ongoing protest.

The NLC president Joe Ajaero disclosed this while speaking in an interview with newsmen at Unity Fountain in Abuja.

The NLC kicked off its protest on Wednesday morning against a number of “anti-people” policies, including the removal of fuel subsidies and the increase in public school fees.

The union has also demanded an increase to the current minimum wage and the release of the eight months withheld salary of university lecturers and workers.

Ajaero said that the NLC would continue to protest until the government responds to its demands.

The protest is being held in different states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Cross River, Ebonyi, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu announced in his inaugural address as president to the nation on May 29 that “fuel subsidy is gone.”

The fuel price per liter has since increased from N185 to N617 in different parts of the country. which has resulted to an untold hardship on Nigerians.

On the basis of the rising cost of living in the country, the union issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to reverse its ‘anti-people’ policies.

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