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NLC raises alarm over “State-sponsored” violence  amid protest plan  

The National Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted on embarking on a nationwide protest scheduled to be held between February 27 and 28, 2024.  

The organized labour also expressed concerns over an alleged government-sponsored protest to disrupt the activities of the protest as planned.  

In a statement by the president of NLC, Joe Ajaero, on Sunday, the labour union claimed that the government is remotely collaborating with some groups to disrupt the “peaceful rallies across the country.”  

Ajaero also urged fellow Nigerians and other civil societies to join the protest as a demonstration against the pressing economic challenges in the country.  

The statement reads, 

The organized labour also noted that it the government decides to disrupt the activities of the protest, it will be a “costly mistake.”  

According to Ajaero, any threat of violence will result in a complete shutdown of the economy with workers embarking on a nationwide strike.  

He further appealed to international bodies and the African Union to help promote the cause of organized labour as they embarked on the protest.