NLC Affirms Rally Plans Despite Last-Minute Talks with FG

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The Federal Government and Organised Labour, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) remains resolute in its plans for a nationwide protest, asserting its constitutional right to peaceful assembly.

Following a late-night meeting at the State House in Abuja, which ended without a resolution, NLC President Joe Ajaero reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to proceed with the rally.

While the details of the meeting were not disclosed to the media, attendees included key government officials and representatives from both NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Meanwhile,The Federal Government, represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, and other ministers, had urged the NLC to reconsider its protest scheduled for February 27 and 28, 2024.

Also,Minister of Information, Muhammad Idris, highlighted the government’s efforts to address the demands of the labour union, but the NLC emphasized the need for concrete action to tackle Nigeria’s economic challenges.

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Amidst mounting economic hardships including inflation, forex crisis, and the removal of petrol subsidy, the NLC remains steadfast in its determination to hold the government accountable.

However, Despite government pressure to abandon the planned protest, the NLC asserts its members’ unwavering resolve to push for meaningful change and address the pressing issues facing the nation.

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