The massive turnout of protesters in Abuja is a testament to the fact that Nigerians are indeed going through a lot.

The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, was on hand in Abuja to lead the crowd of protesters.

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#EndHungerProtest: Massive Crowd As Joe Ajaero Leads NLC Protest In Abuja
Joe Ajaero Leads NLC Protest In Abuja

This protest is against the rising cost of living and general economic hardship in Nigeria.

The protest kicked off across various locations in Nigeria on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

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At the protest, the NLC president said a list of demands would be submitted to the National Assembly.

#EndHungerProtest: Massive Crowd As Joe Ajaero Leads NLC Protest In Abuja
Joe Ajaero Leads NLC Protest In Abuja

Last Minute Meeting

The NLC had declared a nationwide protest on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28.

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The aim is to call the government’s attention to the suffering of Nigerians. This hardship is aa the burden of the implementation of the fuel subsidy removal policy and floating of the naira.

The Labour Union also accused the federal government of failing to implement agreements reached with the union in October 2023.

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Aware of the dangers of this protest, and the threat it poses, the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government called for a last-minute meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

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Both parties could not reach an agreement at the end of the meeting.

As a result, the NLC continued with the proposed nationwide protest.

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