NLC Protests Economic Hardship in Anambra

The state NLC chairman, Nwafor, in a brief speech, expressed that the economic hardship in the country has become intolerable for workers and other citizens.
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Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Anambra State are presently in the state capital in Awka, protesting the economic hardship in the country. The protest was spearheaded by its chairman, Humphrey Nwafor.

The demonstrators congregated at the Aroma Roundabout in Awka on Tuesday and proceeded towards the Government House gate in the state capital.

Also participating in the protest were members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, led by its chairman, Prof. Kingsley Ubaoji.

The state NLC chairman, Nwafor, in a brief speech, expressed that the economic hardship in the country has become intolerable for workers and other citizens.

He urged the Federal Government to reassess workers' salaries to a minimum of ₦1.2 million, emphasizing it as a vital measure to alleviate the current situation.

Additionally, he called upon the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to reinstate the payment of the ₦12,000 wage award, which the state has ceased disbursing for several months.

ASUU chairman, Ubaoji, urged Soludo to address the dire condition of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, stating, "At the moment, nothing is happening at the COOU, infrastructure is decrepit, the governor should look into this."

Security personnel, including police officers, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, and other vital agencies, were present to safeguard the protesters and prevent any attempts by hoodlums to disrupt the rally. 

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