Privatisation – Labour’s Rally Paralyses National Assembly

Business activities were disrupted for several hours at the National Assembly yesterday as the organized labour stormed the complex to protest what it called anti privatization programme of the federal government.

The peaceful demonstration almost turned violent, when the workers rained abuses on the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and other lawmakers who had come to listen to the protesters.

The Deputy speaker who lost his temper in the process exchanged abuses with the workers.The story was not the same when the vice chairman of the senate committee on labour, Oluremi Tinubu arrived the scene to address the protesters. She was cheered by the angry workers.

Movement in and out of the complex was obstructed for hours as anti riot policemen formed a barricade to prevent the protesting workers from gaining entrance into the complex.

President of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) Comrade Omar Abdulwaheed in a chat with journalists explained that the demonstration was to encourage the senate to go ahead with the probe of the failed privatization exercise of the federal government.

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