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NLC declares two-day nationwide protest over hardship

NLC, TUC, shutdown Discos offices nationwide

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) leadership has announced a two-day nationwide mass protest scheduled for February 27 and 28.

Joe Ajaero, NLC president, stated this at Labour House, Abuja, during an emergency session Friday.

“It is regrettable that we are compelled to resort to such measures, but the persistent neglect of the welfare of citizens and Nigerian workers and the massive hardship leave us with no choice,” Ajaero said.

Ajaero noted that the decision to stage a protest was made after the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government regarding the nationwide hardships had expired.

Nigeria’s annual inflation rate reached 29.90 percent in January, the country’s statistics agency reported today as the naira continues to weaken.

The Consumer Price Index report released by the NBS showed that prices rose by 0.98 percent to 29.90percent in January 2024, compared with 28.92 percent in December.

The deadline was given to emphasize the demands for reforms aimed at alleviating the ongoing hardships experienced by Nigerians.

“Constrained by this development and recognising the urgency of the situation and the imperative of ensuring the protection and defence of the rights and dignity of Nigerian workers and citizens.

“The NLC and TUC hereby issue a stern ultimatum to the Federal Government to honour their part of the understanding within 14 days from tomorrow, the 9th day of February 2024,” Ajaero said.