ASUU strike: NLC holds Abuja mega solidarity protest on Wednesday
The General Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Ugboaja, has said that the congress will hold an “Abuja Mega” solidarity protest in support of trade unions whose strikes have shut down public universities.
Ugboaja disclosed this in a statement signed by Bello Ismail on his behalf and made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
DAILY POST reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other trade unions in the education sector have been on strike for more than five months for the alleged 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 universities, salaries, and earned allowances of lecturers, among others.
According to Ugboaja, in furtherance of the decision of the National Executive Council of the congress, a mega rally will hold on Wednesday, July 27, in Abuja.
He said,” I am directed to inform you that workers are to converge on the Unity Fountain at 7:30 a.m.
“Given the significance of this rally, affiliates are directed to mobilise in large numbers.”
DAILY POST reports that the solidarity protests started nationwide on Tuesday across all states of the federation, while that of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be on Wednesday.
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