ASUU STRIKE: NLC To Embark on a Two-Day Nationwide Protest
Written by Ossy on July 17, 2022
The Nigeria Labour Congress has announced plans to commence a two-day nationwide protest on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in solidarity with the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
This was disclosed in a circular issued to all the state chairmen of the NLC.
The circular signed by the National President of the congress, Ayuba Wabba, partly read, “We bring you fraternal greetings from the national secretariat of the NLC.
“In line with the decisions of the National Executive Council meeting of the NLC held on June 30, 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.”
According to the circular, the protest would be held on “Tuesday, July 26, 2022, and Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in all the states of the Federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
“Take-off point is 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,” it added.
Recall that ASUU had embarked on a nationwide strike since Monday, February 14, 2022 (valentines day). A day when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts to their loved ones and since then university students have being at home.
Backing the call to action, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has urged Nigerian students affected by the strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to join the protest action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress
Sowore posted on his Facebook page, “I support the call for a nationwide protest to #EndASUUstrike immediately and urge Nigeria students who have been stuck at home to participate massively. Let’s just hope @NLCHeadquarters will carry through!”