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Nigerian Workers Gear Up For Mass Protest Over Economic Crisis

A devastating work stoppage looms in Nigeria as the top labor union, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has declared February 27 and 28 as a no-work day.

The work strike aims to demonstrate outrage on the mounting economic hardship in the country in the face of government’s helplessness, NLC president, Joe Ajaero said on Friday.

On February 8, the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) gave a 14-day ultimatum to the Nigerian government to meet demands,  including a pay raise and mitigating the harsh economic misery that descended upon Nigerians after the scrapping of the gas subsidy. President Bola Tinubu has yet to deal with the “issues crucial to the well-being of Nigerian masses and workers,” according to Ajaero.

“If demands are not met after the nationwide protests, we’ll issue a seven-day notice that will expire on the 2nd day of March 2024 to the federal government after which an indefinite nationwide strike will ensue,” Ajaero added.

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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