ASUU Strike: NLC takes protest to NASS

…”Don’t deny our children quality education”, Union tells FG The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), yesterday moved its protest to the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. Recall that the Union had organised an “Abuja Mega Protest Rally’’ in solidarity with the trade unions in the public universities over their lingering strike. Yesterday’s protest was led by the National President, Ayuba Wabba. Also, the students and their leadership were part of the protest. Other bodies who are present include, the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities,…

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NLC gives FG two weeks ultimatum to end ASUU strike

…To hold Abuja mega protest today The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), yesterday, gave the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to resolve the dispute with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or face a total shutdown across the country. The NLC Chairperson in Lagos, Agnes Sessy, issued the ultimatum at the State Government House in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, during a rally organised by the Congress to protest the on-going strike by ASUU. Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), and other trade unions in the education sector have…

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NLC to go on 3-day warning strike after nationwide protest

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has said it will begin a three-day warning strike immediately after its planned protest and might have to go on indefinite strike if the government fails to resolve the issues with university-based unions and resolve the over 5-month-old strike. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who made this known when he responded to questions from newsmen at the side-line of the on-going ‘18th NLC Rain School, 2022’, said, “The protest happening tomorrow is not a solidarity protest but a protest of NLC against government actions that lead…

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ASUU Strike: NLC mobilises workers for nationwide protest July 26, 27

…Set for showdown with FG, alerts States The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced plans to commence a 2-day nationwide protest on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in solidarity with the on-going strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU). This was disclosed in an issued circular issued to all the State chairmen of the NLC. The circular signed by the National President of the congress, Ayuba Wabba, partly read: “In line with the decisions of the National Executive Council meeting of the NLC, which was held on June…

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2023: “We’ll work for Peter Obi’s emergence as President” – NLC, TUC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have pledged to support, campaign and do everything within their power to ensure the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi wins in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. The NLC and TUC Presidents, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Quadri Olaleye, made the pledge in their different welcome addresses during the 10th anniversary lecture in honour of the third President of NLC, the late Pascal Bayau, on Tuesday in Abuja. Speaking to the congregation of high-profile labour leaders and…

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Poor Electricity Supply: NLC demands reversal of privatisation of nation’s power sector

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has called on the Federal Government to reverse the privatisation deal of the power sector, stating that the exercise has worsened the electricity supply in the country. Speaking at the Maiden Employers Summit in Abuja, yesterday, the President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the level of electricity infrastructure deficit in Nigeria was becoming intolerable. According to him, “We demand the reversal of the power sector privatisation exercise and the return of the privatised electricity assets back to Nigerians. “We believe that government has business…

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2023: NLC endorses Peter Obi as Labour Party flag bearer

…Disowns Okafor The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday disowned Calistus Okafor’s faction of the Labour Party and endorsed the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi. The NLC said Obi remains the only presidential standard-bearer of the party in the 2023 general elections. The factional presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Jude Ezenwafor was said to have withdrawn from the contest.Ezenwafor had earlier received an ultimatum from the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, led by Okwu Nnabuike, to withdraw from the contest. However, NLC national president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in…

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Partisan Politics: NLC faults Head of Service, urges her to withdraw circular

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (OHSF) to withdraw the circular that `claims’ to prohibit civil and public servants from engaging in partisan politics. The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said on Monday in Abuja. Wabba was reacting to a circular issued by the OHSF entitled, “Re- Clarification on the Provision of Public Service Rules (PSR) vis-a-vis the Supreme Court Judgment as it relates to Participation of Civil Servants in partisan Politics”. The NLC president described it as “ill-conceived…

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‘Scarcity of petroleum products may cause mass revolt’, NLC warns

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has warned that the unending scarcity and outrageous prices of petroleum products across the country may lead to mass revolt, saying “there is an extent to which the people can endure the current hardship occasioned by the scarcity of refined petroleum products”. In an issued statement by the President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, titled: “A Crisis Foretold! Local Refining of Petroleum is the Answer”, the Congress contended that the current scarcity and high cost of diesel and aviation fuel, besides the Premium Motor Spirit, commonly…

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2023: Nigeria Labour Congress calls for restructuring

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has called for restructuring that would bring good governance, sustainable development and social justice as the country approaches the 2023 general election and beyond. The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said this at the ‘2022 Workers Political Conference’, with the theme: “Commitment to National Emancipation and Development through Effective Political Engagement by Workers“, which was held on Wednesday, in Abuja. According to Wabba, the Conference seeks to set the Labour Agenda as a guide to our affiliates and workers and for engagement with Nigeria’s political class…

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