NLC to embark on three days warning strike

Written by on April 29, 2022

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a three-day nationwide warning strike, in solidarity with affiliate unions in the universities and Nigerian students.

The union’s threat is contained in a communique jointly signed by its President, Ayuba Wabba, and its General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, and issued to journalists Thursday in Abuja.

The communiqué was issued at the end of the Congress’ Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

NLC had on April 13, given the Federal Government 21 days within which to set up a ‘High-Powered Panel’ to resolve the issues that were causing incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and others.

According to the CWC, the NLC has threatened to hold protests against the lingering ASUU strike within the subsisting 21days ultimatum.

The CWC said the protest was to draw the attention of the government to the inherent catastrophe in the emerging culture of social apartheid in the society, by prolonged lockout from academics of students from poor homes.

It also said affiliates of the NLC were to issue public statements condemning the intermittent strikes in Nigeria’s universities.

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