Politics

JUST IN: Protesters storm NASS over high cost of living

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Joe Ajaero has led thousands of protesters to the National Assembly to drive home their grievances against the high cost of living in the country.

Various security agencies were seen stationed around the various entiries and exits of the National Assembly particularly the Federal Secretariat axis for orderliness of the exercise.

The protesters, who were chanting, are expected to communicate their message to the leadership of the National Assembly.

The NLC defied several warning and decided go ahead with a protest against economic hardship in the country.

The DSS had last week warned that some persons were planning to use the opportunity of the planned protests by Organised Labour slated for 27th and 28th February to foment crisis and widespread violence.

Director, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, in a statement, called on labour to shelve the action meant to protest the economic situation in the country in the interest of peace.

He urged that they should pursue dialogue and negotiation rather than engaging in conducts that could heighten tensions in the country.