ASUU Strike: NLC to Embark on Nationwide Protest

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CEM REPORT | The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two day nationwide protest.

The protest which is in solidarity with the ongoing four month old strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The NLC disclosed this proposed action via a circular signed by its National President, Ayuba Wabba, and the General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, issued to all the state chairmen of the union.

According to the circular the protest which will commence on Tuesday 26th of July will be held in all states of the federation and Abuja.

The circular reads in part;

“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.”

“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.

“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.’’

Recall that in a CEM report in June NLC said it was planning to hold a protest across the country over the deteriorating security situation, the lingering strike by ASUU and the unending energy crisis.

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