…Falana Partners TUC For Mega Protest Next Week
By Augustine Akhilomen
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari a two-ultimatum to reverse the hike in the price of fuel and electricity tariff before embarking on a nationwide protest.
The decision was reached on Wednesday after a meeting of the Central Working Committee and a communiqué read by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba.
He said that the ultimatum takes immediate effect, warning that it would mobilize its members nationwide for protest after September 28.
Meanwhile, Nigeria human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has urged Nigerians to march against the insensitive policies of the government admist the economic downturn in the country.
The human rights lawyer said his Coalition, Alliance for the Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), would partner with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) for the protest tagged “enough is enough.”
The protest is scheduled for September 23.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, by Falana.
“We call on all Nigerians, workers, farmers, students, traders, the poor and the defenseless people alike, women, men, young and the aged to come out on September 23 to show their disdain against institutionalized poverty, hunger, deprivation and the country’s slide into a cesspool of anomie in the face of violence and spineless killings” part of the statement read.
Falana, said that the Buhari led administration had no substantial for justification to increase the petrol pump price, electricity tariff amidst the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.