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NLC Suspends Protest, Extends Ultimatum By 7-Days

The National Executive Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended it’s nationwide protest and extended the ultimatum given to the federal government by another 7days, 13th of March.

The NLC President, Joe Ajaero who stated this after their meeting announced that “the NEC-in -session resolved suspend street action for the second day of the Protest having achieved overwhelming success thus attained the key objectives of the 2-day protest on the first day.

While it suspended the street action, Ajaero also stated that the nationwide action continues on Wednesday, February 28, with simultaneous Press Conferences across all the states of the federation by the state Councils of the Congress including the National Headquarters.

The labour union had declared a two-day nationwide protest over what it described as unmet demands by the federal government.

The decision to suspend the protest was reached at the end of a National Executive Council meeting which reviewed the effectiveness of its nationwide protest.

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While it suspended street action, the Congress says nationwide action continues on Wednesday with simultaneous Press Conferences across all the states of the federation by the state Councils including the National Headquarters.

The labour leader reaffirmed and extends the 7-day ultimatum to the Federal Government by another 7 days which expires on the 13th of March, 2024, within which the Government is expected to implement all the October Memorandum of understanding and other demands presented in a letter during the nationwide protest.

Recall that the NLC had on Friday 16th 2024, ordered a 2-Day Nationwide Protest to join Nigerians in demonstrating outrage over the massive suffering and hunger facing the masses and workers as a result of the policies of the government to hike the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and float the Naira.

The protests which took place in states, recorded great success across the country

The Tuesday meeting was called by NEC-in-session to review the execution of the first day of the nationwide protest and assess its effectiveness.

Ajaero said the meeting also helped the NLC take decision on further necessary action to guide the Congress in its effort at engaging government to protect the people and Nigerian workers from the increasing scourge of hardship.

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