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NLC President’s Lagos Home Razed Down By Mysterious Fire

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The Lagos residence of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, has been razed by fire.

After a weird noise from the roof that was misinterpreted for scavenging domestic animals led to the claim that the entire structure had burned down, the building was completely destroyed.

Members scampered for safety as the conflagration erupted in a ball of fire, leaving nothing from the building salvageable.

Reacting to the incident, Ajaero gave glory to God that no life was lost during the incident.

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Ajaero-led NLC had called for a nationwide strike following the removal of fuel subsidy by President Bola Tinubu.

However, the strike was suspended after intervention and negotiations by the Federal Government.

Comrade Joe Ajaero, who was in Geneva at the time of the fire, has also been mostly silent since his return to the nation.

When asked what he was thinking, he expressed appreciation that no lives had been lost in the fire.

Regarding the idea that the fire was purposely ignited because of his position as President of Congress, Ajaero acknowledged the hazards that come with the job but refrained from commenting on potential perpetrators.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and civil society organisations, CSOs, have vehemently rejected the planned 40 percent hike in electricity tariff, which takes effect on the 1st of July, calling on the government to shelve the increase.

While the NLC described the proposed increase in tariff as insensitive and callous, TUC said it is the height of insensitivity to the suffering of the masses of the country.

On their part, CSOs called on the government to immediately suspend the proposed tariff hike, describing it as unfair and unjustifiable.

It argued that since the value of the naira to the dollar now hovers above N700 and current rate of inflation at 22.45 percent, it wis necessary to increase tariff to mitigate operators’ cost of operations.

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