The Nigeria Labour Congress has announced plans to launch a two-day nationwide protest on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike action.
This was revealed in a circular sent to all NLC state chairmen.
The circular, signed by the congress’s National President, Ayuba Wabba, said in part, “We bring you fraternal greetings from the NLC’s national secretariat.”
“In line with the decisions of the National Executive Council meeting of the NLC held on June 30, 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.”
According to the circular, the protest would be held on “Tuesday, July 26, 2022, and Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in all the states of the Federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
“Take-off point is the NLC State Secretariats and the Labour House, Abuja. You are requested to immediately convene the meetings of your SAC to disseminate this information and to fully mobilise workers in the states for this very important protest for good governance,” it added.
Newsclick Nigeria reports that ASUU had embarked on a nationwide strike on Monday, February 14, 2022.