NLC Set To Shut Down Economy Over ASUU Strike

<strong>NLC Set To Shut Down Economy Over ASUU Strike</strong>
  • …protest targeted at FG/ ASUU imbroglio, wants immediate solution.
  • …economy may suffer in 2days

Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has declared July 26 and 27 as National Days of Protest across the country to force the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to resolve their issues and suspend the lingering strike by the university lecturers.

ASUU had on February 14, 2022, shut down public universities over the inability of the federal government to implement agreements the two parties entered into in previous years.

ASUU and other unions are demanding better funding, revitalisation of universities, earned allowances, implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution, UTAS, scheme, as well as promotion arrears.

It would also be recalled that the NLC had given the federal government a 21-day ultimatum to resolve the lingering issues, which however elapsed without tangible moves to end the strike.

Following the expiration of the ultimatum, the NLC in a statement issued by its president, Ayuba Wabba, said the solidarity protest would take place in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

According to the statement, “In line with the decision of the National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the Nigerian Labour Congress held on 30th of June 2022, we have scheduled the National Days of Protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigerians public universities fighting for quality education.

“Date, Tuesday 26th July 2022 and Wednesday 27th July 2022

“Venue: At the state capitals of the Federation and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory. Take off points: NLC state secretariats and the Labour House Abuja”.

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