PROTEST: NLC President Hands Over Protesters’ Demands to National Assembly

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, has handed over a letter outlining their demands to the National Assembly.

The demands included full implementation of the welfare provisions, employment generation, immediate subsidy to farmers, immediate subsidy to farmers to boost agricultural production, and fixing the four refineries.

Ajaero handed over the letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labour, Employment, and Productivity, Senator Diket Plang, on Tuesday.

During his address at the National Assembly, Ajaero highlighted that Nigerians engaged in peaceful protests due to widespread hunger in the country, drawing parallels with the situation in Zimbabwe.

He mentioned that negotiations regarding the minimum wage had commenced, although the specific amount had not been finalized.

He said that the protest would serve as a signal to the FG to tackle the challenges bedevilling the country immediately.

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Plang, after receiving the letter, assured the protesters that the demands of the NLC would be looked at and discussed immediately.

The NLC and other related unions commenced national planned protests on Tuesday over the country’s high cost of living, inflation, insecurity, and hardship.

The unions involved are the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, FCT Council, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Nigeria Union of Teachers, and Construction Workers’ Union, among others.