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NLC Puts the Brakes on Nationwide Protest

Hold onto your hats, folks! In a shocking turn of events, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has slammed the brakes on its much-anticipated two-day nationwide protest, sending ripples through the country’s socio-political landscape. Gatekeepers News has the inside scoop on this unexpected twist!

NLC’s U-Turn: Protest Suspended Amid Economic Turbulence!

In a surprising move, the NLC has called off its planned mass protest scheduled for February 27 and 28. The uproar was initially triggered by the economic hardships plaguing Nigerians since the removal of the petrol subsidy back in May 2023. But in a sudden about-face, the NLC has decided to suspend the protest, leaving many scratching their heads.

Countdown to Chaos: Ultimatum and Tensions on the Rise!

Rewind to February 8, when both the NLC and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) threw down the gauntlet, issuing a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government over the escalating cost of living. The nation held its breath as a late-night meeting on Monday between the government and NLC seemed inconclusive, heightening tensions.

Last-Minute Talks: The Eleventh Hour Negotiations!

In a desperate bid to avert the storm, the federal government engaged in eleventh-hour talks with the NLC. However, the discussions fell short of convincing the labor union to call off the planned nationwide protests, leaving citizens bracing for impact.

Marches Begin: Chants of Solidarity Echo Across Abuja and Lagos!

Undeterred by the late-night talks, protesters took to the streets on Tuesday morning, commencing their marches from the iconic Labour House in Abuja and the bustling Ikeja under-bridge in Lagos. Amidst chants of solidarity songs and powerful slogans, Joe Ajaero, NLC president, and Omoyele Sowore, the firebrand presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 election, led the charge in the Abuja rally.

What’s Next for NLC and Economic Strife in Nigeria?

As the nation catches its breath, questions loom large – Why the sudden change of heart from the NLC? What lies ahead for the economic woes gripping Nigeria? Stay tuned to Gatekeepers News for the unfolding drama and the latest chapter in Nigeria’s economic saga! #NLCProtestDrama #EconomicTwist #GatekeepersExclusive

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