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Planned protest against the law — Presidency warns NLC

Planned protest against the law — Presidency warns NLC

The Presidency on Sunday issued another warning to the Nigeria Labour Congress against embarking on its two-day nationwide protest over the rising cost of living in the country.

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga handed down the warning in an interview with The Punch.

Allnews.ng reports that NLC President, Joe Ajaero, had insisted in a statement on Sunday that the protest would be held on Tuesday and Wednesday as planned.

On February 16, the NLC announced the nationwide protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday over the alleged government’s failure to implement agreements reached between both parties on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.

The decision followed the conclusion of a 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government to implement measures against the widespread hardship.

Onanuga, while reacting to NLC's insistence on going ahead with the protest, described it as a “breach of the law” and an “illegal undertaking.’’

He said: “The attorney-general has written the NLC’s lawyer that the protest is illegal. So, they are breaching a court order if they want to go on with the protest.

“We are not aware of any plans to disrupt the protest, but what we can confirm is that they (NLC) are breaching an extant rule by a competent court that they should not go on protest. The protest itself is illegal. So, the NLC should bear that in mind.”

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