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The Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts to dissuade the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) from proceeding with its scheduled nationwide protest have proved unsuccessful.

A delegation from the government, headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume convened a meeting with representatives from the NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other labor leaders on Monday night.

Following the meeting, the President of the NLC, Ajaero, announced that the union would organize a peaceful rally to voice their concerns regarding the worsening economic crisis and the high cost of living in the country.

Addressing newsmen, the NLC leader said:
“The rally goes on but it’s part of their (government) constitutional responsibility to make sure that the rally is peaceful while we are going to try on our own side to make sure it is peaceful. That’s all,” Ajaero said.

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“We have demands we must present, so maybe by tomorrow when we present those demands, a copy of it will get to the press.”

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