Organized labour on Monday insisted its planned Nationwide protest slated for tomorrow August 2nd over the removal of petroleum subsidy, will go ahead.
Speaking to newsmen after another round of meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja, the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, said the plan for a peaceful protest from Wednesday has not changed, as he expressed doubts about President Bola Tinubu’s ability to control inflation and gasoline prices due to the unification of the exchange rate.
He however dismissed fears that the peaceful protest could be hijacked by hoodlums, noting that it is the responsibility of security agencies to provide security.
Comrade Ajaero said the Steering Committee meeting adjourned till 12noon on Tuesday to enable the labour leaders to study the president’s national broadcast on Monday.
On the part of the government, the Chief of Staff to the President, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila said that issues were trashed at the closed-door meeting adding that the government is dealing with the oil cabals that have brought the economy to its knees.