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Security operatives have surrounded the Lagos State Government Secretariat ahead of today’s planned protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC.

NLC had on Monday called on members and civil society groups in Lagos State to come out en-masse on Tuesday morning to begin the two-day protest in solidarity with striking lecturers.

Mrs. Funmi Sessi, Lagos state chairman of NLC gave the directive at a stakeholders’ meeting at the union’s secretariat in Yaba, Lagos state.

Sessi said that the exercise was ready to hold on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the nationwide action.

She said: “We will be converging as early as 6:30 a.m. at Ikeja and take off by 7.00 a.m. to deliver a letter to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Alausa.

“The protest is to support ASUU in the ongoing strike, so we call on all affiliate members to come out en masse,’’ she said.”

However, as of the time of filing this report, the protesters are yet to reach the secretariat but security officials are on the ground to monitor the protest.

A police officer who spoke to newsmen under the condition of anonymity said the presence of the security operatives was to maintain law and order and not to harass protesters.

The officer, however, appealed for pictures not to be taken at the moment.