The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is holding a protest in Ikeja, Lagos in solidarity with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
While the demonstration is expected to take place in all 36 states of the Federation, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will join the protest on Wednesday.
The score of protesters who stormed the street carried placards with several inscription such as ‘Stop importation of petrol, refine the refineries’, ‘Nigeria at 60 years of independence, more hunger in the land’, etc.
Another placard read, “Reduce the cost of governance now, save the masses from poverty and hunger.”
Speaking at the ongoing 18th NLC Rain School in in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, warned that it might make the proposed three-day warning strike indefinite if federal government fails to resolve its protracted industrial dispute with public university workers that downed tools over five months ago.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence spokesperson, Shola Odumosu in a statement said armed and unarmed personnel would be on the ground to protect the protesters and Nigerians.
About 40 NLC affiliates, including aviation, bank, oil and gas, electricity and construction workers are expected to participate in the protest.