“The Protest Is Illegal” – Tinubu’s Govt Issues Another Warning To NLC Over Planned Processions

Date: 26-02-2024 11:51 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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The Presidency again warned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday not to embark on its two-day nationwide protest against the rising cost of living in the country.

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Mr Bayo Onanuga, handed down the warning.

He said there might be a possible hijack of the procession, arguing that it could worsen the deteriorating situation.

The NLC President, Joe Ajaero, had insisted in a statement on Sunday that the protest would be held on Tuesday and Wednesday as planned.

On February 16, the NLC announced the nationwide protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday over the alleged government’s failure to implement agreements reached between both parties on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.

The decision followed the conclusion of a 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government to implement measures against the widespread hardship.

Onanuga, in an interview with The PUNCH, described it as a “breach of the law” and an “illegal undertaking.’’

He said, “The attorney-general has written the NLC’s lawyer that the protest is illegal. So, they are breaching a court order if they want to go on with the protest.

“We are not aware of any plans to disrupt the protest, but what we can confirm is that they (NLC) are breaching an extant rule by a competent court that they should not go on protest. The protest itself is illegal. So, the NLC should bear that in mind.”

Posted: at 26-02-2024 11:51 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Kormeijama at 26-02-2024 11:59 AM (1 month ago)
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Unfortunately, Tinubu  had in the past bragged about being in the vanguard of protesters against bad governance and he had even referred to late Abiola as one of his compatriots in that 'struggle', yet today he hates PROTESTS AND PROTESTERS.  In Africa nothing is strange that  the stranger. How could you  support one element of our  democratic values when in opposition  then oppose it when in governance. Well it means, tell them what they want to hear , get what you  could and tell them off. There is nothing illegal about protests and demos. Stop the blackmialng and scaremongering.
Posted: at 26-02-2024 11:59 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kp45 at 26-02-2024 12:07 PM (1 month ago)
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Screw y'all
Posted: at 26-02-2024 12:07 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- SweetDaddy1 at 26-02-2024 12:27 PM (1 month ago)
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There is nothing illegal in protest, it's a way of sending a message to people in authority. Unfortunately Nigeria has no legitimate president and the federal government is controlled by All Political Criminals. Tugs, Bandits, Terrorists and Kidnappers SPONSORS
Posted: at 26-02-2024 12:27 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 26-02-2024 12:54 PM (1 month ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 26-02-2024 12:54 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 26-02-2024 03:08 PM (1 month ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 26-02-2024 03:08 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Holopid at 26-02-2024 03:55 PM (1 month ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 26-02-2024 03:55 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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