The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Embark on a Two-day Nationwide Solidarity Protest.Adunni Adetola
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, embark on a two-day nationwide Solidarity protest.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Sunday promised to embark on a two-day nationwide protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria.
The national president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba in a statement told fellow workers that the national days of protest was in support of unions in Nigeria’s public universities who are fighting for quality education.
“In line with the decisions of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigeria Labour Congress held on the 30th of June 2022, we have scheduled as follows the national days of protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigeria’s public universities fighting for quality education.
“You are requested to immediately convene the meetings of your SAC to disseminate this information and to fully mobilize workers in the states for this very important protest for good governance,” Comrade Wabba said in the circular jointly signed by the NLC general secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja.
The protest which is currently holding is also an opportunity for the NLC to bring attention to other issues affecting the nation.
Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress are protesting in Ikeja, Lagos State capital, in solidarity with the strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The score of protesters who stormed the street of Lagos carried placards with several inscription such as ‘Stop importation of petrol, refine the refineries’, ‘Nigeria at 60 years of independence, more hunger in the land’, etc.
Another placard read, “Reduce the cost of governance now, save the masses from poverty and hunger.”
The Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have deployed personnel in critical infrastructure and facilities in response to the strike.
Also, in Ondo their placards read: “ASUU FUTA says, End ASUU Strike Now”. NASU says, Get our children back to school. Grant our demands Federal Government of Nigeria.” ETC.
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