The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has fixed July 26 and 27 to embark on a nationwide protest to force the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their issues and suspend the lingering strike.
Naija News reports that ASUU had, on February 14, 2022, embarked on a strike over the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to implement agreements.
In a statement to journalists, NLC disclosed that the protest would take place in all 36 states and the FCT.
The statement reads, “In line with the decision of the National Executive Council, NEC meeting of the Nigerian Labour Congress held on 30th of June 2022, we have scheduled the National Days of Protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigerians public universities fighting for quality education.
“Date, Tuesday 26th July 2022 and Wednesday 27th July 2022.
“Venue: At the state capitals of the Federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Take off points: NLC state secretariats and the Labour House Abuja”.
ASUU and other unions are demanding funding, revitalization of universities, allowances, implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) scheme, and promotion arrears.