The Katsina State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has joined their counterparts in the ongoing nationwide protest against the hardships arising from the removal of fuel subsidy.
The members from various affiliated unions converged on the state headquarters, on Kano Road where they embarked on the protest march.
The state NLC Chairman, Hussaini Hamisu, said the protesters would march through Steel Rolling Mill roundabout, WTC roundabout after which they would
return to the headquarters where he would make a public address.
Hamisu said they were protesting to “send a message across on the sufferings of Nigerians”, adding that further actions to be taken after the protest would be determined by the organised Labour national headquarters after it would have studied the reports submitted by the various chapters of the union on the protest.
Hamisu said, “Today’s protest is being observed throughout the country and Katsina State has joined. Further actions to be taken will be determined by the NLC national headquarters after each state chapter has submitted its report on the protest and the national headquarters has studied the report.
“You know; today’s protest is not a strike. It is meant to send a message about hardships being faced by the poor Nigerians due to the Federal Government’s recent decisions among which is the removal of fuel subsidy.”
Police operatives had been deployed to various parts of the state capital, including the NLC main entrance.