The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said it would embark on a nationwide strike to support the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in demanding quality education from the government.
In a letter dated July 15, but published on its Twitter handle on Sunday, the NLC said that the protest would be held on July 26 and 27.
According to the letter, the protest is aimed at getting students back to school and supporting ASUU.
“We bring you fraternal greetings from the national secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),” the letter reads in part.
“In line with the decisions of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigeria Labour Congress held on the 30th of June 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.
“Dates: Tuesday, 26th July 2022 and Wednesday, 27th July 2022.
“Venue: All the State Capitals of the Federation and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory. Take off Point: 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 mobilize workers in the states for this very important protest for good governance.”
On February 14, ASUU embarked on a strike over the federal government’s failure to fund universities adequately and pay lecturers’ benefits.
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