Protesters pull down National Assembly gate


CITIZENS COMPASS – PROTESTERS on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, pulled down the gate of the National Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, over the removal of the fuel subsidy in Nigeria.

The protesters under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) were said to be over 5,000 when they converged on the Unity Fountain from where they marched to the Federal Ministry of Justice before proceeding to the National Assembly.

However, following the failure of the security officials to adhere, the angry protesters pulled down the gates and thronged into the assembly complex to vent their anger.

Earlier, the protesters led by the leaders of the Organised Labour, Joe Ajaero of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Festus Osifo of the Trade Union Congress asked security operatives stationed at the legislative building to open the gates to allow the angry workers to express their displeasure.


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