Protesting NLC members deliver a message to Governor Emmanuel

There was a heavy security presence on the road leading to Government House, oopsAs the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) held a protest in solidarity with striking members of the University Academic Staff Union (ASUU). The protest that began at the popular crossing -Ibom Connection- interrupted the vehicular movement along the road, since the workers carried banners with various inscriptions while marching and singing solidarity songs. Some inscriptions on the posters say: “End this profane act”, “whoever says that there is no work, no pay is a joker”. Others were: “FG is enough, bring our students back to school”, “IPPIS is a fraud”, “Give ASUU its due”, “Non-teaching staff positions are sacrosanct, enough usurpation” . Some civil society organizations such as the Civil Freedom Organization also joined the solidarity protest. The NLC, led by its state president, Sunny James, marched to Government House to deliver a letter to the state governor, demanding an end to the ASUU strike. “Our children are tired of staying at home. They should go back to school,” said Mr James, adding that if the protest fails, the union will embark on a 3-day warning strike to enforce their demand. The demonstrators were received by the Governor, Udom Emmanuel, who was represented by the Secretary of State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem. Ekuwem told protesters that the governor was attending a Zoom meeting where the same topic was being discussed. He assured the union that he would deliver his letter to the governor, whom he said was also concerned about the prolonged strike by university workers. ALSO READ: ASUU: The crisis must be resolved to avoid the collapse of the university system- Gantuve tells protesting unions Public universities in Nigeria have been closed since February 14, after the federal government failed to meet the demands of university teachers. The demands include the release of the earned allowance for university professors, the release of the revitalization fund for universities, the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement between ASUU and the Nigerian government, and the deployment of the University Accountability and Transparency Solution platform for the payment of salaries and assignments of university professors. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Protesting NLC members deliver a message to Governor Emmanuel