Amid the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that it will embark on a three-day warning strike immediately after the Tuesday and Wednesday nationwide protest in solidarity with the striking lecturers.
The NLC further stated that it might extend the warning to an indefinite strike if the federal government fails to resolve the issues with the university unions and have the schools reopen for students.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, made this known while speaking to journalists at the ongoing 18th NLC Rain School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
“The protest happening tomorrow is not a solidarity protest but a protest of NLC against government actions that lead to our universities being shut down and our kids staying at home instead of going to school. All the unions directly involved in the strike are NLC affiliates and their members are part of NLC.
“I was told today that we have three sets of students that ought to be in the university but unfortunately they have not even sorted out their admission challenges. So it is really a very frightening future for Nigerians, particularly the youths.”
Wabba cited class divide as a major reason for the breakdown in Nigeria’s public education system, adding that all hands must be on deck to find a lasting solution to the challenges facing the sector