NLC To Protest On Thursday 9th February Over Dire Economic Situation In Country
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has stated that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in collaboration with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) will stage a protest over the state of things in Nigeria on Thursday January 9, 2017.
The protest which is tagged ‘National day
of action against corruption and for good
governance’ will hold simultaneously in Abuja and Lagos.
According to Wabba, Thursday would be
marked with marches and rallies. The unions will also seize the opportunity to submit a petition containing a list of demands to the government at the Presidential Villa and National Assembly.
Workers and Nigerians are expected to gather as early as 7am at the Unity
Fountain, Abuja from where the protest will head to the Federal Secretariat, the National Assembly and to the Presidency.
The NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba argued that the need for good governance in the face of recession and the negative effect of free for all multiple exchange rate regime necessitated the protest.
He also said that issues to be addressed in the protest also include an upward review of minimum wage and payment of salaries.