The Nigerian organized labor movement has announced a one-day nationwide protest against the federal government’s handling of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike (ASUU).
The protest is also intended to draw the attention of the Nigerian government to the country’s deteriorating security situation and the country’s ongoing power crisis, according to the movement.
Mr. Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Mr. Ambali Olatunji, President of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), who revealed the plan while speaking at a one-day conference in Abuja, strongly condemned Nigeria’s deteriorating security situation.
While urging the federal government to act quickly on the aforementioned issues, Wabba stated, “For four months and counting, the children of the poor have remained at home.” Diesel is currently selling for more than N800 per litre. This situation must not be allowed to continue.
“I believe there is a sense of urgency in addressing this issue.” As a result, the central working committee decided to hold a one-day national protest to draw the attention of the government to the urgent need to resolve this issue.”