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NLC Protesters At National Assembly Complex Call Out Oshiomole 

Demonstrators demanded for ex-NLC leader despite efforts by some senators to calm the crowd.

Members of NLC sought to speak with Adams Oshiomole, former governor of Edo state, after breaking into the National Assembly building on Wednesday.

Following President Bola Tinubu’s decision to repeal the petrol subsidy regime, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) scheduled the start of nationwide protests for Wednesday.

The president’s declaration at his inaugural address on May 29 instantly caused a rise in the price of petrol at the pump, with attendant raging inflation, and financial hardship. 

Meetings between government authorities and the NLC intended to prevent the protests and a possible strike did not go well.

In Abuja, protesters dismantled the entrance gate to the national assembly building. 

Several senators, including Tony Nwoye, who represents Anambra North, Ireti Kingibe, the senate’s chief whip, Ali Ndume, and others stood on the complex’s railings to speak to the outraged crowd and calm frayed tempers.

However, the demonstrators demanded Oshiomhole, a former labour leader who now sits in the higher legislative house as Edo North’s senator.

The NLC was led by Oshiomhole from 1999 until 2007. During his tenure as labour leader, he organised a number of protests against the federal government.

At the time the protestors overran the complex, the parliamentarians were about to resume the screening of some of the president’s cabinet nominees.

Frances Ibiefo

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