Hardship: Abia police, NLC agree on peaceful protest

Abia State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, and the State Police Command chapter, on Monday, converged and agreed that Tuesday’s protest to be held by the NLC members would be conducted peacefully.

This was revealed in a statement made available to newsmen by the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police.

The Command told the public that necessary measures had been put in place to ensure the successful conduct of peaceful protests by the NLC, scheduled for 27th and 28th February, 2024.

During the meeting, the Abia State Police Command affirmed its commitment to ensure the protection of lives and property of all residents of the State.

The statement said that a successful meeting was held between the CP, Kenechukwu Onwuemelie and a delegation of NLC led by Abia NLC Chairman in the state, Okoro Ogbonnaya, at the Command’s headquarters in Umuahia.

The statement said, “The NLC delegation assured the Command of peaceful protests and pledged to work collaboratively with security operatives to ensure that the protests are hitch-free in the State.

“The Commissioner of Police hereby reiterates the Abia State Police Command’s commitment to ensuring the protection of lives and property of all residents of the State.”

Meanwhile, some civil servants and some transporters in Umuahia, Abia State capital, have expressed their interest to take part in the protest, with the assurance that they would conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.

Some of the civil servants, Echere Onuoha, Chukwudi Uzodike, and a transporter, Gbaruko Olunta told journalists on Monday, that they were experiencing economic hardship resulting from soaring prices of food items.

SOURCE:PUNCH

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