Nigeria’s labour unions have kicked off the planned nationwide protests.
Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), revealed this on Wednesday in an interview with Channels Television at Unity Fountain in Abuja, where workers had gathered to take to the streets.
He stated that despite the efforts of the Police to stop the process in some states, the demonstration has taken off nationwide.
“Protests have taken off in all states, bearing some hindrances in some places. We are aware of the police’s 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.
Chronicle NG reports that on August 2, 2023, workers announced a nationwide strike action to demand that President Bola Tinubu‘s government reverse fuel price increases and other policies that are causing untold hardship to Nigerians.
Workers had gathered for the demonstration at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, Ogun, and Kano states at the time of filing this report.