ASUU Strike: NUBIFIE Threatens Shutdown Of Financial Institutions If Crisis Lingers

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) says it will join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in its solidarity strike over the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

 

NUBIFIE said this in a statement signed by its National President, Mr Anthony Abakpa, and General Secretary, Mr Mohammed Sheikh, on Sunday.

 

The NLC had said that it would embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 in solidarity with unions in the Nigeria public universities and others.

 

The NLC President, Mr Ayubaa Wabba, said this in a circular he jointly signed with Mr Emmanuel Ugboaja, General Secretary of the Congress, in Abuja.

 

NUBUFIE said it was obvious that the lingering lecturers’ strike, since February 14, would continue to take a huge toll on the academic performance of the students.

 

It also noted the psychological trauma it had impaired on both the student and parents.

 

NUBIFIE called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene concretely and end the ongoing strikes.

 

“If after one-day protest by NLC on this issue and nothing is done, the union will have no other option than to call out all our members in banks, insurance and other financial institutions in solidarity with ASUU,” the statement read.

 

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