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ASUU: Nigerian Labour Congress Declares Next Tuesday, Wednesday For Nationwide Protest Over Varsity Lecturers' Strike

July 17, 2022

The National Secretariat of the NLC disclosed these dates and days in a letter to the chairpersons/secretaries of NLC State Councils dated July 15, 2022, which SaharaReporters sighted on Sunday.


The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has declared Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26 and 27 respectively as a national day of protest against the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The National Secretariat of the NLC disclosed these dates and days in a letter to the chairpersons/secretaries of NLC State Councils dated July 15, 2022, which SaharaReporters sighted on Sunday.

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The letter tagged: "National Protest To Get Our Children Back To School," was jointly signed by NLC President and Secretary General, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja respectively.
It partly read: "We bring you fraternal greetings from the national secretariat of the
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
"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.
"Dates: Tuesday, 26th July 2022 and Wednesday, 27th July 2022. Venue: All the State Capitals of the Federation and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.
"Take off Point: 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 mobilize workers in the States for this very important protest for good governance."
Lecturers in Nigerian federal and state universities have been on strike since February 14, 2022, to force the government to implement agreements reached by both parties in 2009 among other demands. 

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