Organised Labour Leads Mass Protest Against President Tinubu’s Policies

The Organised Labour, consisting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other affiliated unions, initiated a nationwide mass protest on Wednesday to voice opposition to what they described as “anti-people” policies implemented by President Bola Tinubu and his All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

Protesters gathered at the Unity Fountain in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and simultaneously in several other states, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.

The demonstration culminated in the invasion of the National Assembly (NASS) complex, with protesters breaking down the first gate and proceeding to the second gate, which forced the Senate into an immediate closed-door session.

The protest was sparked by the alleged hardship caused by the APC government’s policies, with the Organised Labour expressing grievances over issues such as fuel subsidy removal and increased fees for unity schools and tertiary institutions.

The demonstration aims to highlight the impact of these policies on the populace and calls for the government to reconsider their implementation.

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