The planned nationwide protests by the Nigeria’s labour unions have commenced.
President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Joe Ajaero, disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with Channels Television at Unity Fountain, Abuja, where workers gathered to hit the streets.
He said there are some hindrances in the commencement of the protest in some states.
“Protests have taken off in all states bearing some hindrances in some places. We are aware of the Police efforts to stop the process in some areas.
“To be candid with you, nothing is stopping the protest. Based on responses from state governments, it is equally our determination whether the protest will be for today, tomorrow or next, not by using force to stop the people from expressing their views. We are here for the protest, to make a statement to Nigerians”, he stated.
Recall that workers announced a nationwide protest on August 2 to demand a reversal of fuel price increments and other policies by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government.
As of the time of filing this report, workers had gathered for protests at Unity Fountain Abuja, Ogun and Kano states.