The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that it would embark on a three-day nationwide warning strike should the Federal Government fail to resolve the crisis in the nation’s public universities.
Ayuba Wabba, NLC President said this as several unions in various sectors such as aviation, electricity, and petroleum among others embarked on a solidarity protest with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) across the country on Tuesday.
Wabba, gave the warning while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
He said, “The protest first is to show our concern and to also call for urgent action to resolve the issues. We took two levels of decision.
“First is the national protest to call for attention and for the issues to be resolved promptly, and the next level is three days national warning strike if nothing has happened after the protest to show our grievances.”
On Tuesday members of the NLC across the country trooped to the major streets of the state capital of their respective branches in protest against the prolonged strike by university workers.
A national protest will hold in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal capital on Wednesday.
University workers, including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), have been on strike for various reasons.
While the Federal Government said the decision of the NLC to embark on a nationwide protest was illegal, the leadership of the union insisted that its action was within the ambit of the law.