The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has followed through with its nationwide over the biting economic hardship in the country.

The protest observed across major cities in the country on Tuesday went on according to plan despite Labour and Federal Government authorities meeting on Monday in a late push to stop the protests.

In Niger State, the NLC protested against what it described as rising inflation and hunger in the land

The NLC chairman in the State, Idris Lafene while leading members to the premises of the Niger State House of Assembly, regretted that members continue to grapple with the negative consequences of banditry and other forms of criminality.

In his reaction, the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, commended the protesters and informed them that the state House of Assembly had also suspended plenary during the period of protest as a show of solidarity.

The protesters had moved along major roads in the State capital bearing different placards with inscriptions such as “Stop Hunger,” “Stop Robbing the Poor: Tax the Rich,” “Support Local Manufacturers” among others

It remains unclear if the protest would continue tomorrow as initially scheduled by the NLC



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says its two-day protest is about hunger and not just a clamour for a review of the minimum wage.

NLC President Joe Ajaero who stated this today said contrary to some claims, the union was not protesting only about a hike in the country’s minimum wage of N30,000

Ajaero accused the Federal Government of failing to meet the demands of the union since the removal of fuel subsidy which he said has led to a rise in the cost of living.