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Fuel Price Increase: NLC Confirms Commencement of Nationwide Protest

The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)unions, Joe Ajaero, has confirmed the commencement of nationwide protests.

 Ajaero, made the disclosure on Wednesday, 2 August 2023 during an interview with Channels Television at Unity Fountain, Abuja, where workers gathered to hit the streets.

The NLC boss admitted that there are some hindrances in the commencement of the protest in some states.

“Protests have taken off in all states bearing some hindrances in some places. We are aware of the Police efforts to stop the process in some areas.

“To be candid with you, nothing is stopping the protest. Based on responses from state governments, it is equally our determination whether the protest will be for today, tomorrow or next, not by using force to stop the people from expressing their views. We are here for the protest, to make a statement to Nigerians”, he stated. recalls that workers announced a nationwide protest on August 2 to demand a reversal of fuel price increments and other policies by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government.

As of the time of filing this report, it was gathered that workers had gathered for protests at Unity Fountain in Abuja, Ogun, and Kano states.


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