Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Joe Ajaero, confirmed on Wednesday that the nationwide protest announced by workers has commenced despite some challenges in certain states. Ajaero disclosed this during an interview with Channels Television at Unity Fountain in Abuja, where workers had gathered to hit the streets.
While addressing the hindrances faced in certain regions, Ajaero stated, “Protests have taken off in all states bearing some hindrances in some places. We are aware of the Police efforts to stop the process in some areas. To be candid with you, nothing is stopping the protest.” He emphasized that the determination to carry out the protest lies with the workers and not with any attempts to suppress their voices.
The nationwide protest was announced by workers to demand a reversal of fuel price increments and other policies implemented by the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Workers in Abuja, Ogun, and Kano states had already gathered at Unity Fountain to participate in the demonstrations.
Despite some challenges and police interventions in certain areas, the NLC President reiterated their commitment to expressing their views and making a statement to the Nigerian population. He asserted that the workers are united in their cause and will not be deterred from exercising their right to peaceful protest.
As the protests continue across the country, workers’ demands for policy changes and fuel price reversals remain at the forefront. The Nigerian public and authorities closely observe the developments, awaiting further updates on the progress and impact of the nationwide demonstrations.