The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has disclosed plans to embark on a two-day nationwide protest on July 26, 2022 in solidarity with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other unions in the public universities.
This was made known in a circular dated July 15, 2022 which was signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; and General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, and titled, “National protest to get our children back to school.”
According to the Circulaire, protests will take place on July 26 and 27 in all state capitals and the federal capital. Protests in
are expected to come from the NLC Secretariat, and protests in Abuja will come from the Labor Party in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Nigerian police say it is wise for those planning protests to inform police so that their safety can be ensured. This was announced in an interview by Force spokeswoman Muyiwa Adejobi.
When asked if the NLC had notified police of the planned protest, Adejobi replied: If they let us know, we will definitely use our subordinates to keep them safe and prevent scammers from invading them.
If they wrote a letter to the IGP, they must have responded, but as I said, I left.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022. The union accused the government of failing to implement the memorandum and memorandum signed between the parties.