Cost of Living: JAF, CORE Commence Nationwide Protest Rallies Today

The Joint Action Front (JAF) and the Coalition for Revolution (CORE) have fixed today, February 26, 2024, for nationwide protest rallies against the rising cost of living and severe hardship in the country.

In a statement made available to The Trumpet, the groups said the rallies will be a prelude to and support for a similar two-day nationwide protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) scheduled for February 27 and 28, 2024.

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Joint Action Front (JAF) is the coalition of Nigerian pro-labour civil society organisations (CSOs), while CORE is a coalition of revolutionary socialist, pan-Africanist and radical democratic organisations and political parties in Nigeria.

Nigeria is suffering an economic crisis with soaring inflation, leaving many people struggling to afford food. While the cost-of-living crisis persists, Nigerians also grapple with a worsening security situation in the country.

The CSOs described the event as “protest rallies against the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government anti-people policies of hardship and hunger, adding: “Freedom only comes by struggle!”

The take-off venue of the rally, according to the statement, is the NLC Lagos sub-headquarters office in Yaba, Lagos, while the kick-off time is 8:30 am.
“This is not a one-time action, but a build-up towards NLC’s protests on February 27 and 28 and other subsequent mass actions across the country,” the statement added.

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Joshua Okoria

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