Labour unions in the country have concluded plans to stage a protest over the dire economic situation in the country
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) also insisted that Nigerians can no longer afford one good meal a day.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are set to hold a protest rally over the state of things in Nigeria on Thursday according to Daily Trust.
NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba who addressed journalists on the planned action in Abuja yesterday, said the protest is code named ‘national day of action against corruption and for good governance’ will hold simultaneously in Abuja and Lagos.
According to Wabba, Thursday would be marked with marches and rallies.
The unions will also seize the opportunity to submit a petition containing a list of demands to the government at the Presidency and the National Assembly.
Workers and Nigerians are expected to gather as early as 7am at the Unity Fountain, Abuja from where the protest will head to the Federal Secretariat, the National Assembly and to the Presidency.
The NLC president argued that the need for good governance in the face of recession and the negative effect of free for all multiple exchange rate regime necessitated the protest.
Wabba said that issues to be addressed in the protest also include an upward review of minimum wage and payment of salaries.
He also disclosed that the NLC would take the protest to state level after the national rally.
The new protest is coming shortly after Nigerians marched against the APC led federal government in protest of the dire economic situation in the country.
The protest which was held on January 6 saw many prominent Nigerians and entertainers in attendance.
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