“There is Hunger, Which Kind Govt Be This?”: NLC Protesters March into National Assembly Complex

“There is Hunger, Which Kind Govt Be This?”: NLC Protesters March into National Assembly Complex

  • Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other related unions have taken the hunger protest to the national assembly complex in Abuja
  • The protesters who kicked off the protest at exactly 9:36 am at the Labour House Headquarters in Abuja marched to the Three Arms Zone district of Abuja
  • They sang songs of hunger and grievances against the government as they marched in their numbers carrying placards with different inscriptions

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other related unions have marched into the National Assembly Complex at the Three Arms Zone district in Abuja.

The protesters sang songs to make their grievances about the current economic hardship known.

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NLC protesters march into national assembly complex
NLC take protest to national assembly over economic hardship Photo credit: @NLCHeadquarters
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In a short video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) by @thecableng, the protesters were heard singing that there is hunger in the land.

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Legit.ng recalls that the emergency meeting between the federal government and the NLC to stop the workers from staging the proposed nationwide protest ended in a deadlock.

The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, who addressed journalists after the meeting, maintained that the protest would hold on Tuesday, February 27. He said, “The rally goes on.”

The protesters carrying different placards sang as they marched into the national assembly complex to make their grievances about the current economic hardship known.

"Hungry dey o, hungry dey o. There is hunger. This kind of government. Na so so hunger wey dey see o"

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Legit.ng earlier reported that NLC kicked off its two-day nationwide protest against the economic hardship facing millions of Nigerians on Tuesday, February 27.

The protest started from the Labour House Headquarters in Abuja at exactly 9:36 am with inscriptions such as “#End Poverty and Hunger. Support Local Industries#,” “Fix Local Refineries End Subsidy#;” “#End Naira Devaluation; Tax the Rich Subsidise the Poor #”.

The NLC president, Joe Ajaero, told newsmen before the protest started that they want President Bola Tinubu to know how Nigerians feel about the current economic hardship across the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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