TUC mobilises members for nationwide protests on Wednesday
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has directed all its affiliates and state councils to mobilise their members for a nationwide protest by midnight of Aug. 1, 2023.
TUC’s President, Mr Festus Osifo, and General Secretary, Mr Nuhu Toro, gave the directive on Tuesday night.
The union said that the protest was against, what it described as, the unfavourable policies of the Federal Government.
“The congress is not averse to the removal of subsidy; we support the fact that it has to be removed but there must be measures in place to ameliorate its effect on Nigerians.
“Such measures include fixing of the refineries and possibly building more; functional transportation system; living wage, good medical facilities and employment.
“The policy was not thought through which is why its impact is excruciating on Nigerians.
“Therefore, all affiliates and state councils of Congress are hereby directed to mobilise their members for action by midnight of today, Aug. 1, 2023,“ the union said. (NAN)