Osun CSO’s Chairman, Lawal Blasts TUC Over Plan To Opt Out From Proposed Nationwide Protest



The Chairman, Osun Civil Societies Coalition (OCSC), Comrade Waheed Lawal, has berated the Trade Union Congress (TUC) decision to back out of the proposed 2-day nationwide protest over the economic hardship facing Nigerians.

Lawal, made the statement during a peaceful protest staged by the coalition in Osogbo on Thursday against the economic hardship ravaging the country.

The protest tagged “Osogbo Enough Is Enough”, ” President Bola Tinubu let the poor breathe”, was organised by Osun Civil Societies Coalition ( OCSC ) over the high cost of living and economic hardship.

The protesters who converged at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in the morning demonstrated peacefully through Old Garage, MDS and later terminated the possession at the popular Olaiya under bridge, Osogbo.

Speaking with newsmen, Lawal said the last-minute plan by the TUC to back out of the proposed protest which according him, both labour unions agreed upon was worrisome.

The OCSC chairman stated that the union ought to have aligned itself with the Nigerian Labour Congress ( NLC)  for the best interest of about 200 million Nigerians facing economic hardship and high cost of living .

Lawal said, ” I will have loved the TUC to see reason why they ought not to back out at this point because the two days proposed protest is for the best interest of all Nigerians .

”Both the labour unions should try and sort things out on or before the commencement of the protest . But if TUC failed to join, we will support NLC to carry on with the protest.”

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Also, speaking, Director , Ola-Oni Centre, Osogbo, Comrade Wale Adebisi, said the protest was to signal those in authorities that February 27 and  28 would be the mother of all protest across the country .

Earlier, Comrade Ayo Ologun, a human right activist and public affairs analyst,  condemned the policies of Tinubu led Federal Government saying there should have been programmes already in place to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians.

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