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ASUU Strike: NLC to Embark on Nationwide Solidarity Protest

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would be embarking on a two-day nationwide protest on 26 and 27 July in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The congress disclosed this in a circular signed by its National President, Ayuba Wabba, and its General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja.

The circular is dated 15 July and is in line with the decisions taken by the NLC’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on 30 June.

“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.

“The dates are on July 26 and 27 at all the state capitals of the federation and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory and take off point are at the NLC State Secretariats and the Labour House, Abuja.

“You are requested to immediately convene the meetings of your SAC to disseminate this information and to fully mobilise workers in the states for this very important protest for good governance,” Mr. Wabba said.

ASUU and other trade unions in public higher institutions have been on strike for some months over the failure of the Federal Government to keep to agreements entered with the unions.

The demands of the striking workers include issues bordering on funding of schools, salaries, and earned allowances of lecturers.

ASUU has been on strike for more than five months.

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