Nigerian workers gather at the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for solidarity protest rally.
Osodeke, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities stated that there won’t be any resumption until the Federal Government meet their demands and open schools with a 2 weeks long deadline.
The NLC protest was to garner support for ASUU for quick action from the Federal Government considering the 163rd days students have been home for.
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Check out the other unions that joined the protest: Nigeria Labour Congress Announces Nationwide Protest
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Why is NLC involved?
The fundamental aims and objectives of the Nigerian Labour Congress are to protect, defend, and promote the rights, well being and the interests of all workers, pensioners,the trade unions and the working class in general; and also to
promote and defend a Nigerian nation that would be just, democratic,
transparent and prosperous. Hence, it is within their rights to protest.
Osodeke stated that:
“We beg Nigerian students to be patient with us, two years is not too much to sacrifice, this struggle is not for only the present students but for their children, grand and great grand children and generations to come”
“We will fight until governors and presidents children begin to attend our universities”.
Here are pictures from the protest ground:
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