Nigerian Unions to Protest Shutdown of Public Universities due to strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced a two-day protest on July 26 to protest the six-month shutdown of all tertiary institutions across the country.

The NLC made this known yesterday in a statement after it promised to engage all unions under its umbrella body to embark on this protest. The nation’s public tertiary institutions have been on strike since February 14 due to pay disagreements between the government and lecturers. The lecturers were joined in the strike by members of the non-academic staff unions.

According to Reuters, the union will be joined by the unions in the oil and gas industry to press home their demand for better governance and a quick end to the strike that has kept the majority of the youths at home and paralysed tertiary education in the country.

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