The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria says it will join the two-day nationwide protest being organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

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This was contained in a statement on Monday by the Head of Media, MWUN, Kennedy Ikemefuna.

Ikemefuna said the move was necessary following the directive of NLC that its affiliate members across the nation should strictly comply.


It’s reported that on February 16, the NLC announced the nationwide protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

This is over the alleged government’s failure to implement agreements reached between both parties on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.


The decision followed the conclusion of a 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government to implement measures against the widespread hardship.

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Ikechukwu said: “The MWUN would join the Nigeria Labour Congress’s two-day nationwide protest holding on the 27-28th of February 2024.

“This is according to directive by the congress after its NEC-in-session meeting held on Monday, in Abuja, directing all its affiliate members across the nation to strictly comply”.


Also he said that the protest was coming against the backdrop of the Federal Government’s refusal to honour the October 2023 agreement signed with the congress.

“The congress believes that if the agreement had been honoured and implemented, it would have gone a long way to ameliorate the sufferings and hardships of the ill-conceived and ill-implemented policies have brought upon Nigerian Workers and the citizenry of the country,” Ikechukwu said.


Furthermore,  he added that the MWUN, as an affiliate of the NLC, would comply with the NLC directive.

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