May 21, 2024

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana asserts that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates have the lawful right to proceed with their planned strike and protests, despite an ongoing lawsuit. Falana clarified that participating in peaceful rallies is the constitutional right of Nigerians to protest for the masses and address the economic crisis. He emphasized that no court has issued an injunction restraining peaceful protests and that obtaining a permit for rallies is unnecessary in a democratic society. The court had previously restrained the NLC and Trade Union Congress from striking over the removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Tinubu’s government.

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