Protest: FG, NLC meeting ends in deadlock as Labour insists on nationwide protest

A meeting between the delegation of the federal government and the leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the planned nationwide protest by the later has ended in deadlock.

NLC President Comrade Joe Ajaero said the congress would go ahead with the protest after meeting with the government officials headed by thela Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr George Akume.

“The rally goes on but it’s part of their (government) constitutional responsibility to make sure that the rally is peaceful while we are going to try on our own side to make sure it is peaceful. That’s all,” he said.

The NLC president said the congress would present its demands to lawmakers at the national and state levels.

He said the NLC would make presentations known its demands to the relevant authorities.

“Usually, there’s no rally… we don’t do rally for the sake of roaming around. We have demands we must present, so maybe by tomorrow when we present those demands, a copy of it will get to the press,” he said.