Universities’ Closure: Nigerian Labour Congress Holds ‘Mega Protest’ In Abuja, Says Three-day Nationwide Strike Looms

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) are at present protesting in Abuja, the nation’s

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) are at present protesting in Abuja, the nation’s capital in, in solidarity with the strike motion of the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).

The protest which took off from the favored Unity Fountain is being attended by scores of protesters who wielded placards with a number of inscriptions reminiscent of “Finish ASUU Strike Now”, “Cease importation of petrol”, “refine the refineries’, “Nigeria at 60 years of independence, extra starvation within the land”, and so on.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who addressed the gang stated the union would embark on a three-day warning strike if the Nigerian authorities fails to fulfill their calls for and negotiate with the putting lecturers.

As of the time of this report, the protesters are heading for the Nationwide Meeting.
Whereas talking in an interview on Tuesday, the NLC President, Wabba, had first given a touch of a three-day nationwide strike after the mega protests.
“The 2-day warning strike is to name for consideration and the problems to be resolved promptly. The subsequent stage is three-day nationwide warning strike, if nothing has occurred after the protest to indicate our grievances,” he had stated.
“These are democratic norms. All over the place on the planet, at the same time as a person you’ve got the fitting to air your grievances. It’s inside the provision of our legislation; it’s backed by UN constitution for human and other people rights; African constitution for human and peoples proper. It’s there in our structure — part 39, 40. Even the court docket has pronounced that you just don’t require any permission. It’s authorized and inside your basic human rights to protest points.
“When folks say it’s unlawful, I feel folks ought to keep in mind that no situation is everlasting. Now we have had a few of our present politicians be part of NLC to press for related motion prior to now. We’re not on a solidarity motion, we’re affected straight.”

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Supply: Sahara Reporters.