By Uzair Adam Imam
The National Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a nationwide protest 26/7 of July in solidarity with the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The union has been on a strike since February 14th, 2022, over the government failure to meet their demands.
The Daily Reality recalls that the issues are bordering on funding universities, as well as on salaries and allowances of lecturers.
The NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in a statement jointly signed with his secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, disclosed that the protest aimed at getting the university students back to school.
The statement read, “we bring you fraternal greetings from the national secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),” the letter read.
“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.
“Dates: Tuesday, 26th July 2022 and Wednesday, 27th July 2022.
“Venue: All the State Capitals of the Federation and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory. Take off Point: 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 mobilize workers in the states for this very important protest for good governance,” the statement added.