BREAKING: FG, NLC Emergency Meeting Ends, Details Emerge

BREAKING: FG, NLC Emergency Meeting Ends, Details Emerge

  • The President Bola Tinubu-led federal government team's meeting with the leadership of the NLC and TUC has ended in a deadlock
  • Joe Ajaero, the president of the NLC, said the protest scheduled for Tuesday will go ahead, adding that it was the duty of the DSS to ensure that the protest was peaceful
  • According to the NLC president, they would submit their demands to the national assembly during the protest on Tuesday

FCT, Abuja - The emergency meeting between the federal government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to stop the workers from staging the proposed nationwide protest has ended in a deadlock.

Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney-General of the Federation, attended the closed-door meeting. Other federal government representatives were ministers of Budget and Planning, Labour, Finance, and Agric.

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President Bola Tinubu meets NLC/Joe Ajaero gives update on protest/NLC meeting with FG ends in deadlock
NLC to continue with protest after failed talks with FG Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, NLC
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NLC protest holds on Tuesday

Also present at the meeting were the secretary to the government of the federation, the head of service and representatives of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), The Punch reported.

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The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, who addressed journalists after the meeting, maintained that the protest would be held on Tuesday, February 27.

“The rally goes on,” he said.

NLC president Ajaero responds to DSS warning

While reacting to the advisory issued by the Department of State Services (DSS) against the protest, Ajaero said it was the constitutional responsibility of the secret police to ensure that the rally was peaceful and that the union would also ensure it was peaceful.

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The NLC president then disclosed that their list of demands would be submitted to the National Assembly during the protest on Tuesday. He also announced that a copy of their demands would be made available to journalists after meeting with the national assembly.

He said:

"We are not doing rallies for the sake of moving around. We have demands which we must present"

PDP chieftain knocks NLC president earlier reported that PDP stalwart Rilwan Olanrewaju has accused the leadership of the NLC of being compromised with the current Nigerian government.

In an interview with, Olanrewaju shared the views of many Nigerians who wondered why it took the workers a long time before protesting.

The PDP chieftain made the comment while reacting to the warning by the police and the DSS against the planned protest.


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