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No going back on nationwide protest – Rivers NLC 

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The Rivers state Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),  weekend said it will adhere strictly to the directive of its national headquarters by mobilising its affiliate unions, market women, civil society organisations and the public to embark on a peaceful protest slated for August 2nd nationwide.

It is to protest the suffering of the masses over the implementation of federal government’s policy on fuel subsidy removal without regard to the poor masses. 

Addressing the state executive council members of the Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC) at the Labour House, in Port Harcourt, Saturday, the state chairperson, comrade Alex Agwanwor, urged affiliate  unions to mobilise their members in readiness for the protest which he  described as the right of every citizen.

Agwanwor used the opportunity to call on the masses to rise up against unfriendly policy of the federal government which he said is targeted at poor Nigerian masses. 

He said the labour movement is to check the excesses of government and uphold the labour slogan of injury to one, injury to all.

The Labour leader in Rivers state also said the protest would begin at the state Labour House, 12 lgboukwu Street, D/Line , towards Okija Street, en route Azikiwe Road and terminates at Government House, Port Harcourt.

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