Labour Suspends January 27 Nationwide Protests Over Subsidy Removal

Labour Suspends January 27 Nationwide Protests Over Subsidy Removal

By Babajide Okeowo

Organized labour in Nigeria has announced the suspension of the proposed nationwide protest on January 27, over the government plan to remove subsidy on petroleum products.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the Labour House, Abuja.

“Following the reversal and reproach by the government, the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress met this morning (Tuesday) virtually to consider the new position of the government.

The NEC after vigorous debates took a decision to suspend the planned nationwide protest scheduled for 27th January, 2022 and the national protest scheduled for 2nd February, 2022” he said.

Recall that NLC had earlier disclosed that its planned nationwide rally on Thursday will go ahead despite the announcement by the Federal Government that it would no longer remove the fuel subsidy for now.

NLC Deputy President, Joe Ajaero, during an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme Sunrise Daily explained that the rally is aimed at sensitizing Nigerians.

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