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Kano NLC, TUC begin mobilisation for Jan 27 protest

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
20 January 2022   |   2:02 am
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kano State have declared readiness to join the nationwide protest against the Federal Government plan to hike the price of petrol.

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kano State have declared readiness to join the nationwide protest against the Federal Government plan to hike the price of petrol.

Addressing members of the congress, yesterday, the Chairman of NLC, Kano chapter, Kabiru Minjibir, disclosed that a mass protest had been scheduled for January 27, 2022 in compliance with the national body’s directive.

Minjibir, who lamented government’s policy inconsistency, insisted that Nigerian workers would deploy all available resources to resist withdrawal of fuel subsidy, which may eventually result in price increase.

Although the protest, according to NLC, will be confined within the popular Race Course to avoid hijack by hoodlums.
He said: “We have directed our members to commence mobilisation against January 27, 2022, for the protest across the 36 states of the federation to register our displeasure on the planned withdrawal of fuel subsidy.

“In Kano, we are prepared and ready to proceed with the peaceful protest. But considering the political situation of Kano, our protest will be confined with an open field Race Course to guard against possible hijack. From the Race Course, we will move to Government House to deliver a protest letter to the governor to register our pains.”

Kano TUC Chairman, Mansur Adamu, told journalists that members of the private sector were fully prepared to join the NLC protest.

Mansur, who alleged sabotage in the management of fuel subsidy, disputed Federal Government’s claims on monthly fuel consumption and spending on subsidy.

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