NLC Takes Protest To National Assembly

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The Nigerian Labour Congress on Wednesday moved its protest to the National Assembly, Abuja to call for an end to the ongoing ASUU strike.

NLC Takes Protest To National Assembly
NLC Takes Protest To National Assembly

The protesters marched from Unity Fountain in the federal capital territory (FCT) to the parliament.

The NLC began the protest on Tuesday across the states to pressure the government to resolve its issues with ASUU.

Before the Labour Union arrived at the National Assembly, security had been beefed up with fierce-looking security agents spread all over the complex.

NLC Takes Protest To National Assembly

The human and vehicular traffic was massive with motorists finding it difficult to enter the complex.

The Senate proceedings which already started at about 11.00 with the opening prayer by the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan went into a closed-door session, a few minutes after the NLC arrived at the complex.

Wednesday’s protest was led by the National President, of NLC, Mr Ayuba Wabba, AAC presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, and the immediate past President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, among others.

Though the leadership of the National Assembly was yet to address protesters at the time of filing this report, it is recalled that, the NLC which is identifying with ASUU and is, “demanding for replacement of the inconsistent IPPIS with U3PA payment platform; respect/honour collective bargaining agreement that was freely and mutually reached with ASUU”, among others.


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