NLC set to embark on two-day protest over economic hardship


The Nigerian Labour Congress warming up for a nationwide protest

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The Nigeria Labour Congress said it has put machinery in place for a two-day nationwide protest scheduled for February 27 and February 28, 2024 respectively.

Joe Ajaero, The NLC’s National President, said the protest would begin a week after the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government elapses, which will be on February 23.

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The NLC president who spoke during a briefing with journalists in Abuja, said the decision followed an emergency National Executive Council meeting on the state of the economy and matters related to insecurity in the country.

Recall that on February 8, the NLC and the Trade Union Congress gave a two-week ultimatum to the government to meet demands ranging from wage increments to improved access to public utilities and accused it of failing to uphold pledges to soften the impact of reforms.

Ajaero said the Federal Government should not flout the deadline of the 14-day ultimatum.

The organised labour lamented that millions of Nigerian workers are facing hunger, erosion of purchasing power and insecurity due to reforms that drove up inflation.

This followed President Bola Tinubu’s decision to scrap a popular but costly fuel subsidy last May and his administration’s lifting of restrictions on currency trading, which more than tripled petrol prices.


  1. This one na anthem na.
    Once they start and they settle them small thing, they’ll go back to sleep. Mchtwew! Nigeria is a joke.

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