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  • News - South West - Lagos
  • Updated: February 27, 2024

Protest in Computer Village, other parts of Lagos as labour unions reject hardship

Protest in Computer Village, other parts of Lagos as labour

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Labour Congress began a two-day protest in Lagos State over the country's poor economic situation.

Members of the workers union were observed in huge numbers in Computer Village, Ikeja and other nearby areas, demanding quick involvement from President Bola Tinubu's Nigerian administration to alleviate the problems that residents are currently experiencing in the country.

They are also protesting the government's claimed failure to carry out agreements struck between the two parties on October 2, 2023, following the elimination of fuel subsidies.

The decision came after a 14-day deadline for the Federal Government to implement measures to alleviate widespread hardship.

Allnews.ng had reported on a meeting between the government and NLC leadership on Monday night, which resulted in a standstill.

Comrade Ismail Bello, the union's General Secretary, released a press statement yesterday urging all connected groups to begin mobilising their members for the nationwide protest, which is set to begin on Tuesday.

The statement reads: “A letter from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment signed by the Director of Trade Union Services with the above subject inviting various industrial Unions to a meeting slated for today has just come to the notice of Congress and we want to quickly urge all our affiliates to disregard its contents.

“We believe that it is laden with mischief with the intention of breaking the solidarity of Nigerian workers and Nigerians in their resolve to peacefully engage the government over the massive hardship that has taken over our nation.

“To this end, Congress requests all Presidents and General Secretaries to continue in their mobilizing efforts towards a successful nationwide protest tomorrow; the 27th and Wednesday, the 28th and refuse to be distracted by such aberrant invitation.

“Once again, let us keep our eyes on the ball and ensure a successful protest as we look forward to seeing you at the barricades!”

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