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Protest: Nigerians Are Hungry – NLC Tells FG, Demands Urgent Action

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 27th Feb, 2024 - tori.ng

NLC President, Joe Ajaero, said this while addressing workers during a peaceful protest at the National Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja.

 
The Nigeria Labor Congress has demanded immediate intervention by the government as it lamented that its members are hungry.
 
NLC said the hunger and economic hardship in the country has become unbearable.
 
NLC President, Joe Ajaero, said this while addressing workers during a peaceful protest at the National Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja.
 
Recall that the protesting workers carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘End hunger and poverty’, ‘Reject IMF/World Bank policies’,’End Naira devaluation’, ‘Support local production’, ‘Stop the profligacy in government, subsidise the poor’, ‘Fix local refineries, end subsidy’, and ‘Remove tax on drugs, our health matters’, among others.
 
Recall that on February 16, NLC at the end of its National Executive Council, NEC, meeting, had declared a two-day nationwide protest from February 27 to February 28, over the worsening economic hardship and insecurity in the country.
 
Ajaero said, “We are here for a peaceful protest. We are here to tell the Federal Government that Nigerians are hungry.

“The protest is to make Mr President to know how Nigerians feels, we know where it is pinching us.

“We are also here to register our complaints before Nigerians, the level of suffering and hunger in the land.

“We are here to call on the federal government to immediately address the issue of hunger in the country.

“There is nobody that does not know that bag of rice is over N70, 000 or more, we can not even buy indomi, even bread is out of reach and with N30, 000 minimum wage, if you eat a loaf of bread everyday, you will be spending over N40,000.”
 


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