Sokoto NLC set to join Jan 27 nationwide protests

Sokoto State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has resolved to join a nationwide protest slated for January 27, by the National Headquarters of the council.

The council reached the agreement following a resolution by the State Executive Council (SEC) of the Union at its meeting on Friday in Sokoto State.

Addressing newsmen after the SEC meeting, Mr Aminu Umar, the chairman of the union in the state, said the resolution followed the directive of the National Headquarter of NLC.

“The decision of the National Headquarter is in consideration of the situation of the country’s economy as well as security challenges.

“This has continued to remain a great pressure on all the Nigerian masses, to a situation where it has become very hard for an average citizen to sustain his house not to talk of other responsibilities.

“Therefore, the SEC in Sokoto state has unanimously agreed and supported the decision of the NLC at the National level that no retreat no surrender come January 27, we will all come out to protest.

“So I want to use this medium to serve as an invitation to the leadership of our various Unions, including the market women and men to join us for this fight for survival,” he said.

Speaking on the issue of motorcycle loans to the state civil servants, Umar said that the SEC has resolved to share the 980 motorcycles already received from the contractors to the workers.

“Also resolved was to share the remaining balance of the money to the civil servants as soft loan, considering the rate of inflation on the price of the motorcycles.

“This, we will plead with the state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, to allow the NLC to do so in order to put the matter to rest as it is long-long overdue,” he added.

The NLC Chairman further use the opportunity to congratulate the entire workforce, government and people of the state for the year 2022, as well as the governor’s 56th years anniversary.

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