Jan 31, 2023

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NLC to Stage Nationwide Protest amid FG’s Failure to Settle ASUU, SSANU, Others – Legit.ng

New reports have confirmed that the Nigerian Labor Congress has decided to stage a nationwide protest as the federal government fails to meet demands from some unions in the country, Vanguard newspaper reported.

< p class="align-left">It is worth remembering that some major unions in the country such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have been on strike for months.

However, information sourced from the NLC bloc also revealed that the union will go on a three-day warning strike if the federal government fails to reach a compromise with the union concerned.

A source said a meeting will be held today, Fri itag, July 1, to be held by four university associations to achieve a similar alignment with the NLC.

While discussing the current development at the NEC meeting, said NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba urged the federal government to resolve issues with education unions immediately.

Wabba also announced that that prior to the recent development, the NLC had written to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting a meeting with him to reach a compromise.

He said:

< blockquote> “We requested that the meeting be held by either the Minister of the Government of the Federation (SGF) or the Chief of Staff to the President in order for this issue to be resolved once and for all.

“This meeting has been convened, but from the reports i received from all the unions im bi

“The timeframe of three weeks was then given to these committees for all reports to be submitted and for the government to be able to make the decision which did not happen.”

Source: Legit.ng