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NLC protesters storm National Assembly, state demands

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NLC protesters storm National Assembly, state demands

NLC President, Joe Ajaero leading protesters

Published By: Paul Dada

Protesting workers  led by the  President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, stormed the National Assembly on Tuesday, where they handed over their letter of demands.

The protesters wielded placards  with inscriptions such as #End Poverty and Hunger. Support Local Industries#; Fix Local Refineries End Subsidy#; #End Naira Devaluation; Tax the Rich Subsidise the poor#.

Receiving the letter was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labour, Employment, and Productivity, Senator Diket Plang.

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The letter among other things, demanded the full implementation of the welfare provisions, employment generation, immediate subsidy to farmers to boost agricultural production, and the fixing the four refineries among others.

Ajaero while making his remarks  at the National Assembly, said the peaceful protest was  necessary because of the hunger in the land.

Plang in his response said that the National Assembly would not waste time to deliberate over the demands of the protesters