NLC Suspends Planned Protest Due to Safety Concerns



The President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, on Wednesday, said that it could not proceed with its two-day nationwide protest due to intimidation and threats.

The NLC and other related unions commenced a national planned protest on Tuesday over the high cost of living, inflation, insecurity and hardship in the country.

The protesters headed to the National Assembly, where NLC President Joe Ajaero presented a letter of demands to President Bola Tinubu, through the leadership of the National Assembly.

However, Ajaero, at a press briefing on Wednesday, said the congress was intimidated and harassed to halt the protest.

He said, “We were threatened with all manners of consequences that would be meted on us if we went ahead.

“We were, however, not perturbed, as lifting the heavy yoke of suffering upon Nigerian workers and masses left us with no option than to press on.”

The NLC president said the congress has evidence from Tuesday’s protest of the “importation of agents who were mobilised protest routes and grounds to cause violence against the peaceful protest.”

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