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We’ll Celebrate Workers’ Day On Abuja Street – NLC Reveals Why

The federal government is allegedly preventing the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) from using Eagle Square to commemorate Workers’ Day on May 1.

According to Newsmen, the NLC leveled the charge in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, by its General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja.

The workers claimed that since the government had refused them access to the location, the celebration would instead take place on the city’s streets in order to strengthen its ties to the populace.

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The NLC further stated that all affiliates are required to gather on Monday at 8:00 am at Paschal Bafyau Labour House, where they will embark on a rally around Abuja.


In the statement, the union gave workers assurances about its ongoing dedication to its traditions and values.

The statement reads; “As you must have been aware of the last-minute questionable action of the government at the centre to deny us the use of the Eagle Square for this year’s May Day celebrations three days before the event, despite having granted us the permit months ago.

“Do remember that this is a venue we have been using in the past decades for our May Day celebrations.

“The sudden decision to withdraw the permit may be laden with mischief and actually a sign of what is to come in the near future. It is a call to all of us to be prepared.

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“As a result of this unfortunate development, we want to inform you that we have decided to shift the venue for the celebration to the streets of Abuja.

“This is so that we can deepen our reconnection with the people who are our true partners in the struggle for a free society.”



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