NLC Protest Records Poor Turnout in Kaduna

NLC Protest Records Poor Turnout in Kaduna

By John Shiklam in Kaduna

The nationwide protest against economic hardship by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) recored poor turnout in Kaduna state as only few workers participated in the peaceful protest.
The workers converged on state  secretariat of the NLC, located at Angwan Rimi, off Independence Way, as early as 8am for the protest.
The protest was led Ayuba Suleiman, state chairman of the NLC.
The workers marched from their secretariat to Lugard Hall Roundway, also along Independence Way amid heavy police protection.
They were carrying playcards, calling for an end to insecurity, hunger and poverty in the country.
The workers also said the current minimum wage cannot buy a 50kg bag of rice and demanded for a new minimum wage.
Massive security was deployed to strategic areas within Kaduna metropolis to curtail any attempt to hijack the protest.
The protest was peaceful and lasted for about an hour.

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