NLC PROTEST: Lagos Deputy Governor Hamzat addresses Falana, other protesters

In the video below, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State, is seen addressing irate demonstrators in Ikeja moments ago.

This footage was obtained by an eyewitness who was covering the incident for Platinum Times Nigeria

Ikeja and Allen Axis were shut as RRS officers took control of the scene at the ongoing protest organized by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), this publication previously reported.

The NLC organized demonstrators across the nation who are seen carrying signs reading, “Tinubu Listen to Nigerians, not the IMF, World Bank, or the underprivileged, etc.

The demonstrators congregated in Lagos at the Ikeja under-bridge, which led to heavy traffic in the area stated above.
The federal government was given a seven-day deadline by the NLC to change all “anti-poor” and “insensitive” policies.

The union also urged its councils and members in every state to participate in the nationwide strike scheduled for August 2 in protest of the nation’s skyrocketing cost of living.

The federal government’s efforts to put an end to the planned strike and demonstration were unsuccessful.

On Tuesday afternoon, Kayode Egbetokun, the acting inspector general of police, issued a stern warning saying that violent protest was not allowed.

An on-the-ground reporter for Platinum Times Nigeria reports that there are several Rapid Response Squad (RRS) members there, who are patrolling and making sure that law and order is upheld. Please save ENigeria Newspaper to your browser’s favorites for further updates on the NLC strike.

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