The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has declared July 26 and 27 as National Days of Protest across the country in order to force the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to resolve their differences and end the strike.
Charmingpro recalls that on February 14, 2022, ASUU shut down public universities due to the federal government’s failure to implement previous agreements reached between the two parties.
ASUU and other unions are requesting funding, university revitalization, earned allowances, the implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) scheme, and promotion arrears.
Remember that the NLC had given the Federal Government a 21-day deadline to resolve the outstanding issues. The ultimatum, however, expired without any concrete steps to end the strike.
Following the expiration of the ultimatum, the NLC announced in a statement issued by its president, Ayuba Wabba, that a solidarity protest would be held in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“In accordance with the decision of the National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the Nigerian Labour Congress held on June 30th, 2022, we have scheduled the National Days of Protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigerians public universities fighting for quality education,” the statement reads.