Delta: Where is our FG palliatives, protesting NLC queries Oborevwori  

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Delta state on Tuesday took over the major roads in Asaba, the state capital to protest the hardship facing the citizens. 

The protesters urged Governor Sheriff Oborevweri to produce their palliative that came from the federal government.

The protest, which started from Labour House around 9am, terminated at the Government House amid tight security.

There was free movement of vehicles as banks, markets and other business activities were in full operation without disturbance.

The NLC deputy chairman in the stste, Comrade Zicko Okwudi, who led the protest, said it was to press home their demand following the hardship facing the people in the state.

“We are here today to establish our demand and to inform you that the situation in Nigeria is hard on us.

“When you go to the market you will see that the 30,000 minimum wage earlier approved does not take us home.

“We have come here today to protest because a hungry man is an angry man,” he said.

Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kingsley Emu, assured the labour that their message would be conveyed to the governor.

While commending their peaceful protest, Emu appealed that they should not allow their anger to destroy them.

He said, “Please be calm, I know we are angry but do not allow your anger to consume you. Let us not get angry and destroy things because to rebuild is a problem.”