NLC Nationwide Protest: Presidency Alleges Political Agenda

The Presidency has faulted the nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress, alleging that some people are leveraging the situation in the country for their political agenda.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, in an interview with  TVC on  Tuesday, said protests organised across the country by the NLC were unnecessary.

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On Tuesday, workers and other Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Benin, Osogbo, Akure, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Jos, Katsina, and other urban centres protested the economic hardship in the country.

Nigerians have been grappling with economic difficulties on the heels of the fuel subsidy removal and other economic reforms being implemented by the Federal Government.

To express its dissatisfaction with the hardship in the country, the NLC on Tuesday commenced a two-day demonstration to pressure the federal and state governments to tackle hunger across the nation.

The NLC and Trade Union Congress had on February 8 issued a 14-day nationwide strike notice to the government over its failure to implement the agreements reached on October 2, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.

The unions also issued a protest notice over the Federal Government’s failure to fulfil its promises to address the economic crisis, but the TUC later withdrew from the protest, citing the failure of the NLC to carry it along.

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