Today Wednesday, diverse labor factions staged separate demonstrations in the capital city against the petrol subsidy removal.
The division arose due to the Nigeria Labour Congress’ inability to appoint state executives, leading to one group aligned with the caretaker chairman assembling at Freedom Park Osogbo. Concurrently, members of the Trade Union Congress, under the leadership of Adebowale Adekola, gathered at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo.
Moreover, participants from the Osun Civil Societies Coalition, along with members from the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the National Union of Electricity Employees, conducted a separate protest march along the major streets of Osogbo.
Upon joining the NLC group at Freedom Park, Osogbo, Waheed Lawal, Chairman of Osun CSOs, emphasized, “It is imperative for everyone to unite and thwart any effort to further impoverish Nigerians. Without these protests, the Federal Government might have proceeded to increase electricity tariffs. Nigerians must stand together in this demonstration.”