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Photos: Protests erupt across Nigeria as the NLC keeps its promise
Only a few minutes after Vanguard reported on the Lagos protest, another protest is said to have begun in Ondo state.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, promised on Sunday to hold a two-day nationwide protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and other affiliate unions over the ongoing strike in Nigeria’s public universities.
In a statement, the national president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, told fellow workers that the national days of protest were in support of unions fighting for quality education in Nigeria’s public universities.
“In accordance with the decisions of the Nigeria Labour Congress’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on June 30, 2022,
we have scheduled as follows the national days of protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigeria’s public universities fighting for quality education.
“You are requested to immediately convene the meetings of your SAC to disseminate this information and to fully mobilize workers in the states for this very important protest for good governance,” Comrade Wabba said in the circular jointly signed by the NLC general secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja.
In line with the agreement, Members of the Congress, Tuesday took over the streets of Lagos, with placards emblazoned with different inscription.
Some of the inscriptions are: “Nigeria at 60 years Independence, More hunger in the land”. “Reduce the costs of governance now. Save the masseuses from poverty and hunger”. “Stop importation of petrol, revive the refineries”.
In Ondo their placards displays: “ASUU FUTA says, End ASUU Strike Now”. NASU says, Get our children back to school. Grant our demands Federal Government of Nigeria.” ETC.
Below are pictures