Joe Ajaero, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the ongoing nationwide protest is about the level of hunger in the country and the failure of government to implement a new minimum wage.

Ajaero stated this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

NLC had alerted its members across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to protest against the hardship being faced by civil servants in Nigeria.

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However, as Nigerians continue to grapple with economic hardship, the union decided to embark on a two-day nationwide protest to press their demands.

Despite security advisory by the Department of State Services, DSS, the union kick-started the protest in many cities across the country.

Aggrieved Nigerians and workers were seen trooping into the Labour House with security operatives in the early hours of Tuesday.

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“There’s absolute hunger, and we’re told not to speak out; should we die of hunger?” Ajaero said.

“This protest is about minimum wage and hunger. What of those not working? When will minimum wages be completed and implemented? What will be the minimum wage that will end hunger?

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