A great protest is gradually brewing in Nigeria and the Federal Government (FG) is all out to avert this protest.

Nigerians in little groups have taken to the streets to air their displeasure.


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), bothered by the situation of things, decided to step in.

Indeed, this is a fight for all.

Nationwide Protest: Presidency Meets NLC, TUC
Presidency Meeting with NLC, TUC

The NLC protest is one that the government cannot ignore. This is because of the significance the group plays in the nation.

The Federal Government understands what this means and it’s doing everything possible to cover the dry wood with a wet blanket before fire gets to it.


Abuja Meeting

Now the FG has held a meeting with the leadership of the Organised Labour over the planned nationwide protest slated for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The meeting between the government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) took place in Abuja.

The National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, had announced a two-day nationwide mass protest.

The aim is to press demands on the current hardship being faced by Nigerians.


However, the TUC opted out of the two-day nationwide protest over the failure of the  NLC to carry the union along before making the announcement.

The Agreement

Also, not less than 65 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations Forum pulled out of the protest.


The leaders of organised labour and government representatives entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on October 2, 2023.

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On that day, a 16-point agreement was reached.

The agreement was for the government to address the suffering of the masses resulting from fuel subsidy removal.

Also, the government was to find a lasting solution to the devaluation of the naira, inflation, and insecurity, among others.

But it is nearly 5 months, and things have moved from bad to worse.

Ajaero, while speaking at the media briefing, accused the Federal Government of failing to implement the agreement reached in October.

As a result, he called for a nation-wide protest.


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