On Wednesday, Organised Labour, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other affiliate unions, took to the streets to protest what they describe as “anti-people” policies implemented by President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government. The mass protest, which began in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Abuja, extended to several states across the nation, including Lagos, Abia, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Zamfara, Katsina, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kwara, Ogun, Imo, Ondo, and Edo.

During the demonstration, the protesters marched to the National Assembly (NASS) complex, where they forcibly broke down the first gate and proceeded towards the second gate. In response to the growing unrest, the Senate was compelled to hold an immediate closed-door session.

The protesters, united in their opposition to the perceived “anti-people” policies, voiced their grievances against President Tinubu and the APC government. The demonstration aimed to draw attention to the issues and concerns faced by the Nigerian populace, particularly regarding the impact of government policies on their livelihoods.

The protest at the Unity Fountain marked the beginning of a nationwide demonstration, calling for a review of the government’s policies and actions to ensure they are more people-oriented and address the pressing needs of citizens.

As the protest unfolded at the National Assembly and across several states, security measures were heightened to maintain order and ensure the safety of both the protesters and the premises.

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