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Protest Action by NLC in Ogun State

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Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Ogun State have taken part in nationwide protests against the current hardships caused by the removal of fuel subsidies, leading to soaring prices of essential goods, particularly food.

The NLC leadership has organized a two-day rally starting today, with the aim of pressuring both the federal and state governments to address issues of insecurity, hunger, and the increasing levels of poverty nationwide.

Before commencing the protest rally, Chairman of Ogun State NLC, Comrade Hammed Ademola-Benco, emphasized that the purpose of the rally was to advocate for better living conditions for Nigerians, rather than to confront the government.

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Ademola-Benco expressed, “This protest rally aims to secure better conditions for the people of the country. The reality is that many Nigerians are suffering, facing hunger, and struggling to afford basic food items due to the skyrocketing prices.”

“The promised wage increase is still pending in many states, and the government cannot continue to ignore the hardships faced by its citizens. We urge the government to address our demands to improve the quality of life for the people,” he added.

The chairman highlighted the active participation of the 40 affiliate union leaders in Ogun State during the peaceful rally.

National Vice President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Comrade Yinka Folarin, criticized the government for failing to fulfill its promises of a better future for Nigerians, resulting in increased hardship for the common man.

Folarin stated, “Insecurity contributes to food scarcity and high prices. This government needs to show more dedication to serving the people. Nigerians did not vote last year for increased hardships and current conditions in the country.”

Security agencies such as the police, DSS, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are present to maintain law and order during the protests.

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