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NLC RESUMES MASS PROTEST NEXT WEEK

By NBF NEWS
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Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and their civil society allies, have said they are resuming their nationwide mass protests and rallies in Kano on June 16, 2009.

The Congress, in a statement signed by   Head of Information, Mr Owei Lakemfa, said the decision  follows  dissatisfaction with the Federal Government's handling of  demands that led to last month's protests and rallies.

The statement said labour  had expected government to take advantage of the intervening period to take necessary steps to ensure peaceful resolution of the demands.

“Regrettably, government has failed to do this, coupled with the lack of direction  in meeting  basic economic needs of the populace and the general drift of the country, labour and the civil society coalition have resolved that the mass protests and rallies should resume,” he said.

It said workers will march from Kano State  NLC  Secretariat, Katsina Road, by Bukavu Army Barracks, and move through Murtala Mohammed, IBB Way, Ibrahim Taiwo and state roads, before terminating at the Government House, Kano.