NLC Threatens To Declare Three-Day Nationwide Strike If FG Fails To Meet Demands of ASUU - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

NLC Threatens To Declare Three-Day Nationwide Strike If FG Fails To Meet Demands of ASUU

Nigeria Labour Congress has threatened to mobilize workers for a three-day nationwide strike , if the Federal Government fails to accede to the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities after the ongoing two-day warning protest organised by the NLC.

The President of the congress , Ayuba Wabba, who issued the fresh threat on Tuesday  in an interview on a television programme monitored by Edu-biznews, explained that the workers’  two-day protest against the ongoing ASUU strike in public universities was not just a show of solidarity, but because the strike directly affected the NLC.

According to him, “The two-day warning strike is to call for attention for the issues to be resolved promptly. The next level is a three-day national warning strike if nothing has happened after the protest, to show our grievances.

“We are not on a solidarity action, we are affected directly,” he stated

The NLC had organised the two-day protest which started on Tuesday after a series of failed negotiations between the FG and ASUU to resolve the strike action.

Wabba, who stated that the ongoing protest was a democratic norm which was constitutional and supported by the international charters, added that it was not illegal to carry out such demonstration on the streets.

He said, “These are democratic norms everywhere in the world. Even as an individual, you have the right to air your grievances.

Wabba dismissed the claim by the government who described the protest as illegal, saying the court in its pronouncement had recognized the right of every citizen of Nigeria to protest against any action that is affecting such Nigerian without necessary obtaining permission from the police to do so 

The two-day protest continues on Wednesday across the country, to compel the Federal Government to resolve the issues of both academic and non-academic unions who are on strike in the public universities in the past five months for various reasons

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