Breaking: Tinubu’s govt issues another warning to NLC over ‘illegal’ planned processions

The Presidency again warned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday not to embark on its two-day nationwide protest against the rising cost of living in the country....READ FULL ARTICLE

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Mr Bayo Onanuga, handed down the warning.

He said there might be a possible hijack of the procession, arguing that it could worsen the deteriorating situation.

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The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, had insisted in a statement on Sunday that the protest would be held on Tuesday and Wednesday as planned.

On February 16, the NLC announced the nationwide protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday over the alleged government’s failure to implement agreements reached between both parties on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.

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The decision followed the conclusion of a 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government to implement measures against the widespread hardship.

Onanuga, in an interview with The PUNCH, described it as a “breach of the law” and an “illegal undertaking.’’

He said, “The attorney-general has written the NLC’s lawyer that the protest is illegal. So, they are breaching a court order if they want to go on with the protest.

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“We are not aware of any plans to disrupt the protest, but what we can confirm is that they (NLC) are breaching an extant rule by a competent court that they should not go on protest. The protest itself is illegal. So, the NLC should bear that in mind.”…READ FULL ARTICLE