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NLC starts nationwide protests amidst tight security
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 27 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Nigeria Labour Congress have started gathering across the country for the scheduled two days of nationwide protests.

Reports gathered by our correspondents showed a heavy presence of security personnel in various States of the Federation, as protesters expressed their frustrations at the current nationwide hardship.

Our correspondent who was on ground at the scene of the protest at the Ikeja under the bridge area of Lagos State, gathered that the Labour Congress has been joined by some other Unions, such as the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) among others.

The unions are expected to hold the rally moving from the convergence point in Ikeja to the State House of Assembly in Alausa.

The presence of Policemen manning every major junction along the three kilometres planned route was sighted, following the Force’s promise to ensure peace and order during the protests.

The rally comes hours after a failed last-minute effort by the Federal Government to avert the NLC two-day warning strike and national protests against economic hardship in the country.

 

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