NLC: We won’t back down on proposed national strike except…

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said there would be no going back on its proposed national strike if the Federal Government fails to resolve the ongoing strike action in universities and other tertiary institutions.

Ayuba, who said this when he led members of the union, students, parents, and other stakeholders on a protest to the National Assembly, said the national strike action would be preceded by a three-day national protest.

Wabba said about N1.6 trillion spent by the elites to send their children to schools outside the country is enough to revamp education.

He said university lecturers were the poorest pain in Africa, which has led to a massive exodus of the best brains of tbe country to other countries.

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, said several promises to resolve the issue but none had been kept.

He urged that universities be opened immediately.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, who was represented by Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Robert Borrfice, assured the National Assembly would work hard to ensure the issue is resolved.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, who was represented by, Hon Mohammed Wudil, promised to ensure all relevant stakeholders would be brought together as soon as possible to address the problem.

Source: The Nation


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *