ASUU Strike: NLC Begins Solidarity Protest (Photos)

ASUU Strike: NLC Begins Solidarity Protest (Photos)

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have stormed the streets of Ikeja, Lagos, in the commencement of its earlier scheduled nationwide protest.

Members of the NLC converged at Ikeja under the bridge as early as 7 am to kickstart the protest in solidarity with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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To press home their demands, members of the union were seen carrying placards with inscriptions like “Nigeria at 60years of Independence, More Hunger In The Land”; “Stop the looting, tax the rich and subsidise the poor”; “University education should not be for the rich alone the poor deserve an education too”; “Let us change the narrative, make our universities one of the best in the world”, among others.

It would be recalled that in a circular sent to state councils of NLC by the national secretariat and national president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba had told fellow workers that the national days of protest were in support of unions in Nigeria’s public universities who are fighting for quality education.

“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.

“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,” Comrade Wabba said in the circular jointly signed by the NLC general secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja.

In line with the agreement, Members of the Congress, Tuesday stormed the streets of Lagos, with placards emblazoned with different inscriptions.

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