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JUST IN: FG, NLC Meeting Hits Rock As Labour Insists On Protest

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A last-minute meeting called by the Federal Government to avert the proposed nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress has ended in a deadlock.


Present at the closed-door meeting were 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 will be held on Tuesday.

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“The rally goes on,” he said.

When reminded about the advisory issued by the Department of State Services on the protest, he 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 noted that their list of demands would be submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday.

“That is all. 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 tomorrow when we present it at the National Assembly, a copy of it will be made available to journalists. ”