Video Shows Moment NLC Protesters Pulled Down National Assembly Gate, Took Over Premises

Video Shows Moment NLC Protesters Pulled Down National Assembly Gate, Took Over Premises

  • Organised labour comprised of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has carried out their threat
  • Protesters mobilised by the NLC, TUC and other affiliated unions trooped out in their numbers nationwide to protest against President Bola Tinubu's policies
  • The protesters who were not allowed access into the national assembly by security operatives were seen in a viral video breaking the gate of the national assembly

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FCT, Abuja - The protest against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's policies has intensified in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In a viral video seen by, the protesters of organised labour broke down the first gate of the National Assembly (NASS) complex and forced their way into the premises.

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NLC Protest, NASS
Protesters forced their way into the first gate of the national assembly at the nationwide protest organised by NLC. Photo Credit: @Mario9jaa
Source: Twitter

The Organised Labour, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and their affiliate unions, today kicked off a protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and other states of the Federation, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.

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As reported by Channel TV, the protesters, in their hundreds, convened at the Unity Fountain, from where they marched to the NASS Complex.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio is expected to address the protesters before today’s ministerial nominees' screening.

Subsidy Pains: “No Going Back”, NLC Insists on Protest, Rejects Tinubu's N500bn Palliative, 3,000 Buses

Meanwhile, organised labour has insisted that the planned nationwide protest for Wednesday, August 2, will not be shelved.

The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, disclosed this as he maintained that the nationwide rally would align with its schedule.

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This was after President Bola Tinubu rolled out N500bn palliatives and released plans to increase salaries and acquire 3,000 mass transit buses, to ease the subsidy removal pains on Nigerians.

NLC Strike: 'Reason We Are Not Joining Protest', MC Oluomo Reveals

In another development, the Chairman of the Lagos State Parks and Garages (LASPG), Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo), has announced that transporters in the state will not be joining the August 2 strike.

The strike, called by organised labour, is ongoing across several Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

MC Oluomo is a long-time ally of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and a staunch supporter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).


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