• Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

NLC Begins Nationwide Protest

The National Labour Congress (NLC) has began a nationwide protest over the removal of fuel subsidies and the perceived lack of adequate palliative measures.

Hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets in various cities across the country, demanding immediate government action to address these pressing concerns.

The removal of fuel subsidies has sparked rising inflation rates, placed a heavy burden on the average citizen’s purchasing power.

The NLC and its supporters are voicing their discontent over the perceived insufficient efforts to provide palliatives to ease the economic strain caused by the removal of subsidies.

Security agents are actively present to ensure the peaceful conduct of the protest.

At the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the designated gathering point for the protesters, police personnel were observed patrolling from the Federal Secretariat area all the way to the Fountain and its vicinity.

In Nyanya, located at the border between the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa State, military personnel have erected roadblocks to conduct checks on individuals and vehicles.

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, issued a directive on Tuesday for a comprehensive security strategy to be implemented nationwide, in anticipation of the protest.