NLC suspends further nationwide protest

After the first day of its nationwide protest against economic hardship in the country, Nigeria’s main labour union, Nigeria Labour Congress  has announced the suspension further protests saying  the objectives of the protest were achieved on the first day of the demonstration.

Hundreds had poured out onto the streets across the country in the first day  of a two-day protest called by the union to demonstrate against the country’s cost of living crisis.

The country was barcing up for a second day of protests when the labour union, after its national executive council meeting in Abuja, issued a communiqué announcing the suspension of the protest.

The communique partly reads, “Consequently, NEC-in-session resolved as follows: to suspend street action for the second day of the Protest having achieved overwhelming success thus attained the key objectives of the 2-day protest on the first day.”

The union also announced the extension of an earlier ultimatum it gave the government to address the hardship in the country.

“To reaffirm and extend the 7-days ultimatum by another 7 days which now expires on the 13th day of March, 2024 within which the Government is expected to implement all the earlier agreement of the 2nd day of October, 2023 and other demands presented in our letter during today’s nationwide protest,” the union stated in the communique.

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