FG's draconian policies killing us- NLC cries out

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) says the Federal Government alleged draconian policies are killing

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FG's draconian policies killing us- NLC cries out

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) says the Federal Government alleged draconian policies are killing workers and Nigerians in general.
Our Kogi State Correspondent, reports that the Kogi State Chairman of NLC,  Comrade Gabriel Amari, stated this on Tuesday at the National protest rally against economic hardship, hunger, poverty and insecurity in the Country held in Lokoja.
Amari particularly mentioned that 
the protest is not a coup or threat to the Kogi State Government but it is targeted at the Federal Government to stop their obnoxious policies which is causing untold hardship on the people.
"We are here to tell the whole world that Nigerians are dying because of the draconian policies of the Federal Government. The adoption of IMF and world bank policy that led to the devaluation of Nigeria currency has put the entire Nigerians into crisis.
" You can see that there is no food. There is hunger everywhere. People can no longer attend to their health needs or sponsor their Children to School. Nigerians have now turn to beggars because they can't provide for their immediate family. People are loosing their jobs on daily basis. 
"We can't fold our hands in the same Country we call ours for selected few people to come up with policies that is dangerous and detrimental to the lives of Nigerians.
"That is why the leadership have come up with this protest to tell the whole world that we are hungry and the Federal Government should reverse their policies. The policies is against us" he stated.
The  NLC Chairman, however, commended Kogi Workers for coming out in their large numbers to protest  insisting that, the protest  will continue tomorrow Wednesday in line with the national directive of the union.
Adding his voice, the immediate past Chairman of NLC in Kogi State Comrade Onuh Edoka while aligning himself with the positions of his successor called on the Federal Government to fix the nation's refinery, invest more in agriculture and fight corruption to the bearest minimum.
According to him" The Federal Government should know that people are dying on daily basis because of the hardship in our Country. We can't pretend as if all is well with us. All is not well. Some policies of the Government are anti people which must stop now. It is high time the Government hold the bull by horn to fix our refineries, invest massively in agriculture and ensure that they kill corruption from our system".
It was learnt that, the protesters carried placards with various inscription such as stop percentage pension to local Government pensioners, double allocation to policians, renewed hunger for the poor, end hunger and poverty, reject IMF, world bank policy, We want free education and not students loan amongst others.

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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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