FG Declares NLC Protest Illegal

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CEM REPORT | The Federal Government has declared the planned solidarity protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other unions illegal.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, on Wednesday.

The Minister noted that the NLC has no dispute with the government, which makes its planned street protest illegal.

The Minister added that what the Congress is doing is about interest, noting that it should insulate itself completely from politics.

The NLC had earlier in the week directed its members to convene at its various State offices for a solidarity protest on July 26 and 27.

Also, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), and its sister associations has also indicated that it will join in the planned solidarity protest.

The planned protest is aimed at forcing the Federal Government to resolve the six month old Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

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