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Nigerians resonate their collective resolve in nationwide protest

by Editor

In a resounding display of solidarity, Nigerians from all walks of life joined hands in a massive nationwide protest today to express their outrage at the government’s anti-poor and anti-people policies.

Undeterred by intimidation and blackmail attempts, citizens turned up in large numbers at various protest venues across the country, voicing their demands for change.

Organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), the protest saw a united front of patriots standing up for their rights and demanding to be heard by those in power.

The protest sent a strong and clear signal that the people are the true sovereign and hold the power to effect change. They emphasized the urgent need for the government to provide quick relief measures to mitigate the impact of the recent hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) on the citizens.

However, amidst the collective resolve of the protesters, a court summons was received by the NLC and TUC, accusing them of contempt of court. The leaders warned Nigerians to remain vigilant, as they believe that challenges lie ahead in the fight for the people’s interests and welfare.

As a further show of their determination, all Nigerian workers across public and private sectors announced their decision to appear in court wherever the contempt proceedings are scheduled against the trade union leaders. This move demonstrates their unwavering commitment to protect their nation and decisions.

Following the resounding success of the protest, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, requested a closed-door meeting with the NLC and TUC leadership.

The fruitful engagement resulted in significant progress on key issues, including an immediate restructuring of the framework for engagement in line with labour leaders’ input, a commitment to the revival of the Portharcourt Refinery for production by December, an agreement on the wage award for Nigerian workers, and a roadmap for the adoption of the CNG alternative.

In light of the President’s pledges and commitments, the NLC and TUC have agreed to resume a new and reinvigorated dialogue process to ensure full implementation of the agreements reached.

They expressed gratitude to all Nigerians for their support throughout the protest and urged everyone to remain steadfast in the struggle for freedom from oppression and poverty.

The protest has sent a powerful message to those in power that the people’s voices cannot be silenced. As the nation looks ahead to the government’s response, the NLC and TUC leaders remain hopeful that the desired changes will be achieved to uplift the lives of all citizens and build a united, inclusive nation where no one is left behind.

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