JUST IN: Response of Government will Determine Duration of Nationwide Protest – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that the response of the government will determine the duration of its ongoing protest.

Sahel Standard reports that NLC President Joe Ajaero said on Wednesday that the union would not be deterred by the use of force by the government.

“It’s in the interest of the NLC to determine based on the response of the state whether the protest should be for today, tomorrow, or next, or till thy kingdom come,” he said.

The NLC kicked off its protest on Wednesday morning against a number of “anti-people” policies, including the removal of fuel subsidies and the increase in public school fees.

The union has also demanded an increase to the current minimum wage and the release of the eight months withheld salary of university lecturers and workers.

Ajaero said that the NLC would continue to protest until the government responds to its demands.

“It is not by using forces to stop people from expressing their views,” he said.

The protest is being held in different states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Cross River, Ebonyi, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.

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