BREAKING: Organised Labour Suspends Protest? Fact Emerges

Aug 1, 2023 | Entertainment, News

  • Joe Ajaero, the national president of the NLC, has said in a statement that there is no going back on the planned industrial action of the union
  • Ajaero, in a statement he personally signed, said the NLC has neither reconsidered nor suspended its planned protests scheduled for Wednesday
  • Earlier, the secretary of the NLC, Emma Ugbaja, hinted that the organised labour would meet with its members to decide the following line of action after meeting with the federal government team

FCT, AbujaThe Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) dismissed the report that it was considering suspending its planned nationwide protest scheduled for Wednesday, August 2.

In a statement on its Twitter page on Tuesday, August 1, the union stated that it has neither reconsidered nor suspended the industrial action as it was earlier reported.

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NLC insists on Wednesday protest
Photo Credit: @NLCHeadquarters
Source: Twitter

“No going back on protest”, NLC president

According to the statement which was signed by the union’s president, Joe Ajaero, the organised labour insisted that its demands have not changed.

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Emma Ugbaja, the secretary of the NLC, was earlier reported to have said, after a meeting with the federal government committee, that President Bola Tinubu’s announcement of interventions was a welcoming measure but was not enough.

He then hinted that organised labour, the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), would reach out to their members for consultations and to reach a consensus in deciding the next line of action before the end of Tuesday and Wednesday’s planned protest.

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But the latest update from Ajaero indicated that the decision of the union remained unchanged.

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The statement reads:

“We want to inform all Nigerians that we have just risen from a meeting with the Federal Government where we sought to get them to listen to the demands of the people and workers of Nigeria.”

See the statement below:

“New minimum way on its way”: President Tinubu assures Nigerians earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has disclosed that a new minimum for Nigerian workers is currently under review

While delivering a live broadcast on Monday, the President said that once there is an agreement between the organised labour union and the government, there will be provision for it in the budget.

The President addressed the country on Monday event ahead of the planned protest by the NLC and TUC against the removal of the fuel subsidy.


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