Coalition of Youth Supports NLC, Gathers Two Million Protesters
Coalition of Youth Supports NLC, Gathers Two Million Protesters

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has rallied approximately 2 million individuals within the region to participate in the nationwide demonstration organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

As reported by DAILY POST, the NLC and Trades Union Congress (TUC) have designated Wednesday (today) for their strike and widespread mass protests in response to the challenges arising from the removal of fuel subsidy.

This resolution comes after the Federal Government’s inability to negotiate an agreement with organized labor, leading to a deadlock during their two-day meeting on Tuesday.

NLC and TUC are advocating for relief measures and other strategies aimed at alleviating the impact of the fuel subsidy removal on the Nigerian population.

Addressing the impending protest, NLC President Joe Ajaero stated in a release on Tuesday that the organized labor had valid grounds to uphold the planned national protest. His remarks followed another inconclusive session of the Presidential Steering Committee on Palliatives at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

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Expressing support for NLC’s initiative, COSEYL, through a statement issued on Wednesday by its President General, Goodluck Ibem, affirmed its members’ complete backing, emphasizing the necessity of the protest due to the severe hardship experienced by Nigerians.

The statement emphasized, “We have mobilized two million of our members to fully support the nationwide protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and other groups in the country.”

It further highlighted, “Nigeria and her economy depends solely on fuel and other petroleum products to function and any decision or policy that increases the price of the petroleum products will hit hard on Nigerians.”

In light of this, the coalition pledged their unwavering support to the protest as a means of safeguarding Nigerians from the current adversity and suffering they are enduring.


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