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NLC directs workers to protest at CBN branches

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday directed all workers to march against naira scarcity at all the offices of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) throughout the country starting next week.

Joe Ajaero, NLC President issued the directive at an ongoing press briefing at Labour House in Abuja.

He said the move becames necessary following the expiration of a one-week ultimatum given to the apex bank to make cash available for Nigerians.

On March 13, 2023, the NLC issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government, calling for immediate action to cushion the effect of cash crunch and fuel scarcity crisis, or face industrial action by Nigerian workers.

NLC President said the industrial action became the last resolve of the Congress, having urged the Federal Government through different channels to take into consideration the severe hardship workers and Nigerian citizens are experiencing because of the persistent cash scarcity.