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Nigeria Labour Congress

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image by Randy Young, 27 April 2023

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is an overarching organization encompassing trade unions within Nigeria. According to it's website, the NLC was founded in 1978 as the only authorized national federation of trade unions in Nigeria, taking over for and uniting the Nigeria Trade Union Congress (NTUC), Labour Unity Front (LUF), United Labour Congress (ULC), and Nigeria Workers Council (NWC). Headquartered in Abuja, the NLC's membership currently numbers about 4 million Nigerian workers united in the mission "to promote rights at work and encourage decent employment opportunities for all Nigerian workers."
Randy Young, 27 April 2023

Nigeria Labour Congress flag

The flag of the Nigeria Labour Congress can be seen in several photographs online (such as here, here and here, the latter being an article addressing labor issues in both Nigeria and Niger).

The flag of the NLC has the same vertical tricolor pattern as the Nigerian national flag, but with the fly one-third being red instead of green, and the NLC logo centered on the white section. The logo itself is in the shape of a cogwheel, as found in many labor or workers' movements, with the green-white-red colors displayed horizontally inside the black cogwheel, and the letters "NLC" in black on the white stripe between indigenous tools.
Randy Young, 27 April 2023