The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has denied sealing the Lagos State office of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the lead-up to the union’s protest.

The spokesperson for the Lagos police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, debunked the reports.

Lagos Police Denies Sealing NLC Secretariat Over Protest
Benjamin Hundeyin

He detailed that the state commissioner of police, Adegoke Fayoade, only visited the union’s secretariat to address protesters.

Hundeyin also gave reasons for heightened security upgrades in hotspots around Lagos on Monday.

The Procession

According to Hundeyin, the police showed up early at the NLC secretariat and other gathering places to make sure the strike organisers had enough security.

They were also there to stop thugs from taking over their demonstration.


He said: “The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fayoade, addressed the protesters before the procession took off in his presence.

“The procession was peaceful and without any untoward incident,” Hundeyin said, adding that “CP Fayoade monitored the security operation and the protest”.

The Protest

Heavily armed police officers were spotted in Lagos on Monday.

Specifically around Gani Fawehinmi Park and Ojota.


These officers were stationed in anticipation of an organised labour demonstration.

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To express their disapproval of what they saw as the current hardships faced by Nigerians, the NLC had planned a statewide strike for February 27 and 28.

They claimed that the devaluation of the naira and the withdrawal of fuel subsidy had caused a rise in the cost of goods and services.

This has negatively impacted Nigerians.


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