The Organized Labour in Abia State on Wednesday joined in the nationwide mass protest aimed at addressing the demands put forth by the NLC on behalf of Nigerian workers and people.
The demands include reversal of what they termed anti poor policies of government including the recent hike in PMS price, school fees and VAT, fix local refineries in the country, amongst others.
In their separate remarks, the NLC Chairman in Abia State, Comrade Pascal Nweke, the trade Union Congress Chairman, Ihechi Enogwe, respectively said some policies of the federal government are not favourable to the masses and hence should be reversed
Also speaking, the National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Emmanuel Osodeken, said it is unfortunate that the poor now subsidises the rich and make cases for Nigerian people to be rescued.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Pastor Caleb Ajagba, who addressed the protesters at the government house, expressed worry that Nigeria as an oil producing country, still imports fuel and assured Abians that once the palliative by the federal government drops, it will go round accordingly.
Meanwhile, protesters carried placards with inscriptions like; End high cost of transportation and give us CNG buses, We protest against Suppression and Suffering of poor Nigerians, amongst others.
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