The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has announced to protest for the return of students of federal universities back to school after the 5 months long strike since the 14th of February.

The strike is to support the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) aim in achieving quality education for the students via the provision of all of their demands.

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NLC has chosen Tuesday, 26th July 2022 and Wednesday, 27th July 2022 for the dates of protest and the venue was stated as all the State Capitals of the Federation and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.

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The protest is supposed to take off at NLC State Secretariats and the Labour House, Abuja.

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The circular reads in part:

“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.”

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Other unions that will be joining the NLC protest are:

  1. Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASU)
  2. Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP)
  3. Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions
  4. Agriculture and Allied Employees of Nigeria (AAEUN)
  5. Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Insititions (ASSBIFI)
  6. Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational
  7. Services Employees (AUPCTRE)
  8. Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU)
  9. Iron & Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria
  10. Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN)
  11. Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN)
  12. Metal Products Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (MEPROSSAN)
  13. National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT)
  14. National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM)
  15. National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE)
  16. National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees
  17. National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Employees(NUCFLANMPE)
  18. National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW)
  19. National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria (NUEEN)
  20. National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees of Nigeria (NUFBTEN)
  21. National Union of Hotels and Personal Services Workers (NUHPSWN)[
  22. National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG)
  23. National Union of Posts and Telecommunication Employees (NUPTE)
  24. National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)
  1. National Union of Printing, Publishing and Paper Products Workers
  2. National Union of Lottery Agents and Employee
  3. National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees
  4. National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN)
  5. Nigeria Civil Service Union
  6. Nigeria Union of Civil Service Secretariat Stenographic Workers
  7. Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)
  8. Nigeria Union of Local Government employees (NULGE)
  9. Nigeria Union of Mine Workers (NUMW)
  10. Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP)
  11. Nigeria Union of Railwaymen
  12. Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)
  13. Nigeria Welders and Fitters Association (NIWELFA)
  14. Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions
  15. Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria
  16. Radio, Television and Theatre Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU)
  17. Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) 42 Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU)
  18. Steel & Engineering Workers Union of Nigeria (SEWUN)
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