End Hunger Protest: Workers Chant Bring Back Subsidy In Abuja

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC organized nationwide protest against hunger in full swing across the country with workers in Abuja, Lagos and the states coming out in their numbers to vent their displeasure against the policies of government that have increased the cost of living. reports that there was a massive snub of the plea by Yoruba socio-cultural organization which had appealed to the Yoruba to boycott the protest as workers massively poured out to the streets of Lagos where they were addressed by several labour leaders and activists.

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Among those who addressed the rally in Lagos was Femi Falana, SAN.

In Abuja the workers who first converged for the end hunger protest at the national secretariat of the NLC were addressed by the president, Comrade Joe Ajaero who lamented that workers were suffering under the policies of the government.

“There is hunger in the land, our currency is weak, the wage is insufficient, there is no pension, no gratuity,” Ajaero said.

Referring to the conditional cash transfer of the All Progressives Congress, APC government, Ajaero, he asked:

“The cash transfer they said they are going to transfer, no body has received.”

As he spoke, workers in the background who were part of the end hunger protest in Abuja chanted, “Bring back subsidy, bring back subsidy.”

The workers in Abuja subsequently moved to the National Assembly Complex where they were received by representatives of the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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