Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have commenced protests in Lagos over the removal of petrol subsidy.
The protesters have converged on the Ikeja under-bridge.
They will move around the state and stop at the Governor’s office in Alausa, Ikeja.
However, security operatives are at alert to prevent the breakdown of law and order.
They are also working to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the protest in the state..
The planned protest expresses the labour union’s displeasure over “unfavorable policies” by the Bola Tinubu-led government, especially the removal of fuel subsidy.
They issued a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government.
The ultimatum was given to reverse the fuel subsidy removal and all the policies that are anti-people.
Also, the union also called on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and its councils across the states.
NLC asked CSOs to join in the August 2 nationwide strike to protest the soaring cost of living in the country.
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However, it added that its planned nationwide protest would commence at 7:30 am.
The protest would span across the federation’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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