Labour Leaders, Others Assemble At Unity Fountain, Abuja
Written by Teniola Akerele on August 2, 2023
The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero alongside other officials of the labour centre have assembled at the Unity Fountain at Abuja for a “peaceful protest”.
The officials such as the National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Muhammed Ibrahim, representatives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, National Union of Road Transport Workers among others are currently gathered at the location to protest the increment in fuel prices and failure of the President Bola Tinubu administration to reverse some of the policies which the NLC tagged “unfriendly” and “anti-poor.”
The Unity Fountain, located in the heart of Abuja has remained the starting point for major protests in Abuja over the years.
The #BringBackOurGirls protest which was organised in remembrance of the schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in Borno State was birthed at the venue.
Others such as the #EndSARS remembrance protests, and #RevolutionNow protests were also kickstarted at the same point.
As of the time of filing this report, the NLC and other protesters were still assembling and warming up for the task ahead.