ASUU Strike: Rivers NLC Threatens To Shut Government Operations If Students Continue To Sit At Home
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and its affiliate union on Tuesday embarked on a two-day warning protest , to register its displeasure over the lingering ASUU strike and other issues affecting the country .
The protest which took off from the 10 Igbokwe Street about 9: 30 in the morning saw workers marched through fruits Garden to Okija Streets, , then to Ikwerre road and terminated at government house on Azikiwe road. where various union Leaders expressed displeasure over the lingering ASUU Strike and other national issue boldly written on the placards with different inscriptions.
Recall that NLC embarked on the nationwide protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and other affiliate unions over the lingering industrial action in public universities in Nigeria.
In a circular sent to state councils of NLC by the national secretariat, The national president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba told fellow workers that the national days of protest was in support of unions in Nigeria’s public universities who are fighting for quality education.
“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.
Speaking at Government house Port Harcourt the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress , Beatrice Itubo said it has become imperative for the Mothers union to join ASUU as whatever affects one, affects all
The happy protesters chanted No School, No 2023 Election