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The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has declared July 26 and 27 as National Days of Protest to urge the Federal Government to find a solution to the 5-month ASUU strike.
The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has declared July 26 and 27 as National Days of Protest nationwide to urge the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to find a solution to the 5-months strike.
Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, embarked on a strike over issues relating to the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement and deployment of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) payment platform.
The NCL had issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve the issue. The ultimatum had expired with the strike still lingering.
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Consequently, the NLC in a statement by its president, Ayuba Wabba, disclosed that the solidarity protest would take place in all the 36 states and the FCT.
The statement reads, “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”.