BREAKING: FG fails to stop NLC nationwide protest despite last-minute push

On Monday night, a government team led by George Akume, secretary to the federation’s government, met with the NLC, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other labor leaders.

Following the meeting, Ajaero announced that the union would hold a peaceful rally to protest the country’s growing economic problems and high cost of living.

Speaking with journalists, Ajaero said it is the responsibility of both parties to ensure the protest is peaceful.

He asked the federal government to provide security to members of the union as part of the fundamental rights of citizens as enshrined in the constitution.

He said members of the union will march to the national and state assemblies across the country to submit the demands to the lawmakers and government officials.

“The rally goes on but it’s part of their (government) constitutional responsibility to make sure that the rally is peaceful while we are going to try on our own side to make sure it is peaceful. That’s all,” Ajaero said.

“We have demands we must present, so maybe by tomorrow when we present those demands, a copy of it will get to the press.”

Before the NLC announced its nationwide protest, residents of Kano, Niger, Oyo, Edo, Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Borno and Osun, among other states, had taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest economic hardship.

The leadership of the NLC said the union’s two-day nationwide protest will take place on February 27 and 28.