In solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday joined a nation widen rally in Abeokuta, the State capital.
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The protest is in solidarity with the university lecturers, who have been on strike since five months ago.
Efforts by ASUU and the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to persuade the academics to call off the strike have been hitting the rock since February.
Baffled by the failure of the Federal Government to address the issues behind the strike action, the NLC declared a nationwide protest.
In Ogun, the protest was led by the State’s NLC Chairman, Emmanuel Bankole and other union leaders.
They were joined by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and other bodies to demand an end to the lingering protest.
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Speaking, Bankole emphasized that “we must rise up to this challenge. We must not leave the battle to the university workers alone. All of us in this country must rise and rally around the university workers. Enough is enough!”