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Labour protest under heavy security surveillance in FCT

 

Despite late night warning by the Federal Government to the Nigerian workers, not stay out of their normal routine duties, thousands of labour leaders and civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory, Wednesday, took to the streets in protest against the Federal Government removal of fuel subsidy, which led to fuel price hike from N87 to N145.

The protest, which began as at eight o’clock Wednesday morning, saw heavy equipped security men from the police, the army, DSS and civil defence corps, as well as other security outfits, with the denial of the labour union having access to the Eagle square to perform its traditional ritual addressing its members.

While addressing faithful members who trooped out to perform the protest outside the Eagle square, the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba waba, told the Nigerian workers not to tarry over the threat of the Federal Government as the country belong to them as citizens, stressing that the federal government under Muhammadu Buhari, has failed to shift ground on the grey areas presented by the labour union.

Comrade Waba, said that this neo-liberal policy of government is unacceptable and contrary to President Muhammadu Buhari’s earlier declaration mid-2015 after the people’s mandate when he said “I have received many literature on the need to remove subsidies but much of it has no depth.”

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