The nationwide protest embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) which commenced on Wednesday, 2nd August, 2023, enters second day on Thursday.
NLC is protesting the hardship being suffered by Nigerians, following the suspension of Oil subsidy, which has skyrockets prices of goods and services across the country.
NLC had urged Nigerians to ignore news about a possible suspension of its planned nationwide strike scheduled to commence Wednesday.
The Congress in a terse statement signed by its national president, Joe Ajaero, said the protests would be held as scheduled across major cities in the country.
Earlier in a briefing with journalists at the State House, the Secretary-General of the NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja, stated that the Congress might reconsider its stance on the proposed strike action. Ugboaja’s statement had led to a series of controversies with news about a possible suspension making waves across the country.
The terse statement which was posted on the official Twitter handle of the NLC @NLCheadquarters reads, “Ignore fake rumours, NLC is never divided. We are one united and strong labour centre. The protest rally will be held Tomorrow (Wednesday) nationwide.”