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NLC Gives FG 14-day Ultimatum To Meet Demands- Suspends Nationwide Protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its protest slated for Wednesday, saying it has achieved “overwhelming success on day one” of the protest.

It however said “nationwide action continues tomorrow with simultaneous press conferences across all the States of the federation by the state Councils of the Congress including the National Headquarters.”

The NLC said this in a statement by its President, Joe Ajaero and Acting General Secretary, Ismail Bello on Tuesday.

It gave the Federal Government a fresh 14-day ultimatum, which will elapse on March 13 for the full implementation of all the October 2, 2023 agreement and other demands presented in its letter during Tuesday’s nationwide protest.

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The NLC on Tuesday called workers, civil society affiliates and State Councils out for a nationwide protest against mounting hardship and insecurity in the country.

The protest, which took place in many cities, didn’t affect official activities as civil servants, banks and other enterprises went about their businesses.

The statement reads: “To suspend street action for the second day of the Protest having achieved overwhelming success thus attained the key objectives of the 2-day protest on the first day.

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“However, Nationwide action continues tomorrow with simultaneous Press Conferences across all the states of the federation by the state Councils of the Congress including the National Headquarters.

“To reaffirm and extend the 7-days ultimatum by another 7 days which now expires on the 13th day of March, 2024 within which the Government is expected to implement all the earlier agreement of the 2nd day of October, 2023 and other demands presented in our letter during today’s nationwide protest.

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“To meet and decide on further lines of action if on the expiration of the 14 days Government refuses to comply with the demands as contained in the ultimatum.

“Once again, NEC recommits the NLC to continuing defending and promoting the interests and desires of Nigerian workers and the downtrodden masses.”

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