NLC fixes July 26 for nationwide protest in solidarity with ASUU

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has fixed July 26 and 27 for a nationwide protest in solidarity with the the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Public universities had been closed for five months following the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.
The strike bothers on the failure of the federal government to honour an agreement on issues of funding the universities, as well salaries and allowances of lecturers.
President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba and the General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, in a letter dated July 15, 2022, and addressed to chairpersons state chapters of the NLC across the states, directed that the protest hold on July 26 and 27 in solidarity with ASUU.
According to the NLC leaders, the protest is aimed at getting “our children back to school and support our unions in Nigeria’s public universities fighting for quality education.
The letter reads: “We bring you fraternal greetings from the national secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
“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.”

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