We’ll shut down economy if FG fails to resolve ASUU strike- NLC threatens
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday threatened to declared indefinite strike action nationwide failure of the Federal Government to find lasting solution to end the five months old industrial action embarked by Academic Staff of Union of Universities (ASUU)
Solacebase reports that the organized labour also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lacking genuine interest on education the much reason why the industrial disharmony is allowed to linger for more than five months.
NLC Chairman in Kano state, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir disclosed this while leading a mass protest against the federal government in support of ASUU over the ongoing in Kano.
Minjibir described the continue sit at home of students of public universities across the country as shameful act of embarrassment to the nation, decrying.
The NLC chairman expressed worries that despite the intervention of labour to resolve the lingering crisis between the two parties, the Federal Government has failed to demonstrate reasonable cause to safe the future of teeming youths who are now indulging in illicit acts.
In a request letter of intention to the Minister of education Mallam Adamu Adamu received by Governor Ganduje Umar Ganduje at the Kano Government house, Minjibir demanded immediate reopening of discussion with ASUU with a bid to suspend the ongoing strike without further delay.
NLC also demanded immediate release of 5 months salaries of the academic staff withheld by Federal Government on the invocation of No-work-No-Pay policy just as they urged replacement of the controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS) with the indigenous system designed by ASUU, UTAS.
The NLC/ASUU protest which attracted hundreds of members of NLC affiliated Unions, members of private sector, students union bodies began from Mundubawa round in Nassarawa local government area and terminated at Government house, about 6 kilometers trek, where they submitted a letter to the Governor for onward delivery to the federal government.