The protest by Organized Labour against the removal of fuel subsidies by the Bola Tinubu administration is heating up as protesters broke down the first gate of the National Assembly (NASS) complex on Wednesday morning and forced their way into the premises.
The protesters thereafter proceeded to the second gate of the Assembly Complex, even as Senators immediately entered a closed-door session.
The Organized Labour Movement, which comprises the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their affiliate unions, kicked off a protest today in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and other states of the Federation, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.
The protesters, in their hundreds, convened at the Unity Fountain, from where they marched to the NASS Complex.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio is expected to address the protesters ahead of today’s screening of ministerial nominees.