NLC protest: Katsina council joins, demands end to hardship in Nigeria

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Members of the Katsina council of the Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC ) on Tuesday embarked on a 2-day protest as directed by the national headquarters of the union.

The protest was to show workers annoyance over current hardships being experienced in Nigeria following government economic policies.

The workers took off from the state council secretariat located along katsina/Kano highway in the state capital few minutes after ten in the morning.

The workers who were led by the state NLC Chairman, Husseini Hamisu, were chanting various Labour union songs.

Some of the workers also carried placards,carrying various messages depicting current moods in the country.

It was also observed that policemen ,some of who were inside patrol vehicles and on motorcycles accompanied the protesting workers.

The state NLC Chairman said the protest was to convey the sufferings of Nigerians to the government, adding that if the government remains adamant after the protest,workers may embark on total strike.

He declared ” All of us are in Nigeria and we know that we are suffering.The NLC headquarters has directed that we embark on the strike to convey the sufferings of Nigerians to the government. If after two weeks after this protest government still remains adamant, government should expect total strike by the organised Labour.We have realized that the only language that Nigeria government understand is strike.We shall not remain silent.”

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