In a latest development, The Nigeria Labour Congress in solidarity with the striking Nigeria’s university lecturers has said it would hold a one – day national protest to propel the Federal Government to meet the demands of university-based unions.
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The NLC stated this in a meeting of its Central Working Committee on Thursday, they opined that the glaring lack of progress in the prolonged negotiation with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and National Association of Academic Technologists, by the Federal Government is totally over board.
In a report on Punch Newspaper, The President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba directed all the affiliate unions of the NLC to issue directives on the planned one-day national protest from next week. “I think there is reluctance in addressing this issue (of strike) and therefore, CWC has decided that there will be a one-day national protest to call the attention of the government to resolve the issue immediately. After that, the next decision of the CWC will take place,” he said.
Wabba also lamented the present fuel crisis in the country, while adding that the congress is studying the sack of teachers by the Kaduna State Government.
In another development, secondary school students across the Nation are also protesting over poor infrastructure and teachers for the purpose of effective teaching and learning