The Organised Labour, consisting of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), as well as oil and gas unions, and other affiliated unions, launched a nationwide mass protest on Wednesday. The protesters took to the streets in Abuja, Lagos, and several other states to voice their opposition to what they describe as “anti-people” policies implemented by President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
In a display of their discontent, the protesters marched to the National Assembly (NASS) complex, forcefully breaking down the first gate and gaining entry into the premises. The commotion led the Senate to hold an immediate closed-door session in response to the protesters’ actions.
The demonstrations took place in various states across the country, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo. The mass gathering started at the Unity Fountain in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and later proceeded to the National Assembly as the focal point of their protest.
The Organised Labour’s mass protest reflects the growing discontent among Nigerians regarding the perceived impact of the government’s policies on their daily lives. The protesters’ actions aimed to bring attention to their concerns and demand change in the policies they believe are detrimental to the welfare of the people.