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BREAKING: NLC Issues FG Ultimatum over ASUU Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Lagos State chapter has issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

 

Speaking at protest in Ikeja, Lagos NLC chairperson, Mrs Agnes Sessy, urged government to act or risk another #ENDSARS protest.

READ ALSO: NLC Holds Nationwide Protest Over University Unions Strike

 

The NLC and other university unions took to the streets of Lagos to protest the ongoing ASUU strike on Tuesday.

She said: “If the Federal Government does not resolve the strike within two weeks, there would be nationwide mass protest. In fact, the ENDSARS protest would be a child’s play.”

 

NLC Holds Nationwide Protest Over University Unions Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is holding a protest across the country amid the prolonged strike by university workers.

While the demonstration is expected to take place in all 36 states of the Federation, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will join the protest on Wednesday.

University workers, including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU), and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), among others, had gone on strike for various reasons.

NLC members in Ogun State prepare for the protest in solidarity with university unions on July 26, 2022.

Lecturers in government-owned universities – affiliated with ASUU – embarked on a nationwide strike on February 14 over the adoption of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) of the government as the payment system in the university sector.

They had also decried the poor funding of universities, non-payment of salaries and allowances of some of their colleagues, as well as the inability of the government to pay earned academic allowance to lecturers, among other issues.

Since the industrial action began, several negotiations between the union and the government have ended in deadlock.

NLC members in Edo State join the protest in solidarity with university unions on July 26, 2022.

While the government is still struggling to resolve the issues raised by the striking lecturers, the crisis in the public universities may not end soon as NASU and SSANU have also voiced their concerns.

Both unions recently rejected the report of the Professor Nimi Briggs-led renegotiation committee set up by the Federal Government to end all strikes across the nation’s universities, saying they would not be bound by its recommendations.

They said they never concluded negotiations with the committee before it submitted its recommendations to the government for implementation, stressing that such an action was a betrayal.

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