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NLC backs ASUU on strike

By Emeka Mamah

Kaduna – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has thrown its weight behind the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over its decision not call off its three months nation-wide strike action until the Federal Government signs the agreements on its demands.

NLC said that the government was insensitive over the plight of students who have been roaming the streets since the strike started, adding that this is not acceptable to labour.

Kaduna State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Danladi Bissallah made this known while addressing delegates at the 18th Quadrennial State Delegates Conference of the Medical & Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) in Kaduna, yesterday.

“As we are all aware, our tertiary institutions across the country are under lock and key due to the lingering crisis between the Federal Government and ASUU.

“It is been almost three months when the two warring groups failed to agree on the way forward for our universities and reach a compromise,” he said.

“One terrible thing about this power tussle is that students are mostly affected. As an organised union, we totally condemn the action of the Federal Government on the issue because of its rigidity and failure to negotiate with ASUU’s leadership. The Federal Government’s stand on the issue is not acceptable to labour so we shall continue to support ASUU’s struggle,” he added.


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