The Nigeria Labour Congress, Kwara state chapter joined other labour unions across the country to protest against the hardship caused by the removal of fuel subsidy.
The protest started from the Labour office in Ilorin and ended at the state government house. Our correspondent Philip Oluyide, who monitored the protest, filed the report.
The removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government has sparked discontent from the masses as a result of the hardship it poses to the means of living in the country.
This has prompted the National Labour Congress to embark on a nationwide protest to voice their opinions to the Federal Government.
Speaking to Royal FM, Comrade Idris Oladele stated the intention of the Congress for the protest saying that the masses are suffering as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy.
The protest began from the Labour Congress House at Lajorin road beside the state high court, through the roads leading to the government office where the deputy governor of the state Kayode Alabi was empathetic towards the masses and called for patience.
Letting his intentions known concerning the address of the deputy governor, the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kwara State University, Dr Abdulganiyu Sheu Sahmad stated that it is unacceptable and deceitful.
After the protest, the NLC chairman of the Kwara State chapter, Comrade Muritala Saheed Olayinka urged the Federal Government to make haste in taking action as the masses are displeased.
The protesters are now expected to return to work as they wait for further directives from the National Headquarters of the National Labour Congress