STRIKE: ‘NO GOING BACK’, NLC REJECTS BUHARI’S PLEA ON PLANNED PROTEST

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has insisted that it would proceed with its planned protest in solidarity with the striking varsity teachers.

The Academic staff union of universities, ASUU who has been five months old strike revealed this to the Leadership. The Labour union maintained it stands that plans were being concluded for a smooth nationwide protest.

According to report gathered by the punch report, the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, stated that the protest has been pencilled to start on Tuesday, 26th of July, 2022, and would not by any means shelved.

However, NLC President, Wabba noted that the solidarity action is meant to call back the attention of the federal government, and it other respected agencies to the plight of parents of those students whose future is being toyed with by the Nigerian government.

The Lagos State Council chairperson of NLC, Comrade Funmi Sessi explained that the unresolved crisis in the university system as unfortunately happening that could mar the future of education in Nigeria.

According to her: “Our planned protest is not mainly for ASUU and other unions who are on strike, but to rescue our students who are now going into different vices since they have been forced to stay at home and also to fight for other youth whose educational future is being truncated by the inactive attitude of Federal Government.’’ She said.

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