National Day of Action: NLC And TUC To Hold Protest Thursday
Barely 24 hours after Nigerians took to the streets in support of the #OneVOiceNigeria and #IStandWithNigeria protest, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has declared their intention to hold similar protests.
Thousands of Nigerians had marched in several cities across the country to protest the present administration’s poor handling of the nation’s economy.
The National Day of Action protest will see members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) coming out in protest against corruption and bad leadership.
President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba announced the planned protest to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mr. Wabba said the unions would submit a petition to the federal government outlining their demands.
NLC & TUC Plan National Day of Action Protest
According the reports, the demands include review of the present national minimum wage, as well as payment of overdue salaries to workers.
The NLC president also disclosed that the protest by the unions would take place at the stae levels as well.
He added that all Nigerians have the right to protest, regardless of whether or not they obtain permission from the police to do so.
On Monday February 6th, contrary to expectation and despite the withdrawal of celebrity supporter, Tuface (2Baba) Idibia, the #OneVoiceNigeria protest went on smoothly.
The popular entertainer had sited security reports of alleged plans by hoodlums to hijack the protest.
Although there were indications that Tuface may have been held up, threatened or intimidated.
A situation he publicly debunked as not being the case.
There were no reports of violence, intimidation or loss of life in the locations where the protests held.