Vacate all litigations against Congress or risk shutdown from August 14, NLC warns FG

By Victor Habila
Amidst the ongoing national protest against some policies of the Federal Government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disclosed its plans to shut down the nation from August 14, 2023 if the government fails to withdraw all litigations against it.

The Congress made the statement in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC), jointly signed by the President, Comrade Joe Ajaero and General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja.

It urged all affiliates as well as civil society organisations to suspend all further protests.

The communiqué pledged to:” To support and affirm the decision to suspend further protest on the nationwide mass protest.

“To commit to maintaining the required vigilance needed to hold government accountable on its assurances and governance in general

“To commit to the terminal date of August 19th 2023 within which the issues around the Petroleum price hike will be agreed given the assurances of the President and the National Assembly.

“To go on total strike across the country any day labour leaders are summoned to Court by the government through the NICN.

“To demand the immediate withdrawal of this litigious terrorism by the Federal Ministry of Justice before the end of work Friday, the 11th of August, 2023

“To embark on a nationwide comprehensive strike beginning Monday 14th of August, 2023 if this contemptuous Court summons are not withdrawn by whosoever initiated it.

While commending the national leadership and all the state officers for the effective coordination of the Protest, it urged all affiliates and State Councils including our civil society allies to stay further action but to remain focused and eternally vigilant.


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