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Banks and Court Shut Down over NLC, NUJ Protest 

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Banks and Court Shut Down over NLC, NUJ Protest 

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The peaceful protest organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Ebonyi State resulted in the shutdown of commercial and social activities.

Various commercial banks in the state capital, Abakaliki, were closed, leaving customers stranded and unattended to.

The High Court gate was also locked during this time. A source from one of the banks attributed the closure to the labor issues and stated that they were waiting for further directives.

The NLC, along with other unions such as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), and Trade Union Congress (TUC), staged the peaceful protest against the federal government’s fuel subsidy removal policy.

The unions gathered at Abakaliki Township stadium and marched against the subsidy policy, expressing their opposition to the increased cost of transportation and living in the country.

Security agencies were present to ensure the safety of the protesters.

However, the protest had a low turnout of union members.

The Chairman of NLC in the state addressed the unions, emphasizing their opposition to the fuel subsidy hikes and the need for their voices to be heard.


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