‘The Rally Goes On’, Ajaero Declares After Failed Meeting With FG 


By Adadareporters

The eleventh hour meeting called by the federal government to avert the proposed nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday has failed to achieve the goal.

The meeting was attended by the attorney-general of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN); ministers of Labour, Agric, Finance, Budget and Planning, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of Service, as well as representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress.

Speaking to journalists after the closed-door meeting, the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, said the protest would be held on Tuesday.

“The rally goes on,” he said. On the warning by the
Department of State Services on the protest, Ajaero said, “It is part of their (DSS) constitutional responsibilities to make sure that the rally is peaceful while we are going to try from our own side to make sure it is peaceful.”

He said their list of demands would be submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday.

In his words, “We have concluded on that. We are not doing rallies for the sake of moving around. We have demands which we must present. Maybe by Tuesday when we present it at the National Assembly, a copy of it will be made available to journalists. ”

NLC is demanding the fulfilment of the agreements it reached with the FG, among which are pre-conditions for the removal of fuel subsidy.

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