Labour Insists On Nationwide Protest


The meeting between the Federal Government and Organised Labour on Monday at the State House in Abuja ended in a stalemate.

Speaking after the meeting on Monday night, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, said:“The rally goes on and it is part of their constitutional responsibility to ensure that the rally is peaceful.”

Those in attendance at the meeting include the Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi; Ministers of Labour, Agriculture, Finance, Budget & Planning and the Head of Service of the Federation.

The NLC delegation was led by its National President, Joe Ajaero; while Festus Osifo led the delegation by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The Federal Government had appealed to the NLC to shelve its planned nationwide protest slated for February 27 and 28, 2024.


The Minister of Information, Muhammad Idris, who spoke after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Monday, said the Federal Government had fulfilled almost all the demands put forward by the labour union.

The NLC said the Federal Government must put on its thinking cap and implement its agreement with the Organised Labour as well as address the mounting economic crisis of survival in Nigeria.