Hardship: We'll go on with planned protest, NLC replies FG

Hardship: We'll go on with planned protest, NLC replies FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress said it remained firm on its decision to proceed with scheduled protests for Tuesday and Wednesday, citing "mounting hunger and insecurity" in Nigeria.

According to Newsmen, the labour union, in a letter it wrote to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, said it would not be dissauded by Federal Government's threat to initiate contempt proceedings against it.

The NLC, through its lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, maintained that contrary to FG's claim, no court barred its members from exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression to protest against the excruciating economic pains being experienced by the masses.

The NLC alleged that the Federal Government has perfected plans to launch attack against the two-day nationwide peaceful rallies it scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28.

NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero made the allegation in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.


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