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NLC Cautions FG On The Impact Of ASUU Strike

As the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, nationwide strike enters the third day, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has warned the federal government on the impact of the strike on students and the country’s educational sector as a whole

The Congress called on the federal government to end the strike as a matter of urgency, by implementing the agreements it entered into with ASUU, and also declare a state of emergency in education.

The NLC said in a statement, yesterday, that while the strike was completely avoidable, but made inevitable by Federal government for failing to keep to the terms of their agreements, Congress found it completely unacceptable that government refused to implement agreements it willingly entered into.

The statement by NLC President, Abdulwaheed Omar, argued that the issues enunciated by ASUU were not self-serving but tenable, valid and germane to the sustenance of a qualitatively viable education system.

According to the statement “in a nutshell, these issues include, the lingering crisis at the Rivers State University of Technology, RSUST; the continued violation of the rights of the re-engaged 49 academics at the University of Ilorin; the non-release of the White Paper on Special Visitation to the University of Abuja; the parlous state of the economy and government’s disregard for its agreements.”

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