July 21, 2022
The Federal Government and Labour Unions on Wednesday clashed over the groups’ refusal to back down on its planned two-day nationwide protests scheduled for July 26 and 27.
No fewer than 40 unions, including the aviation workers will participate in the rally called in solidarity with the striking academic staff union of universities which has shut down public universities since February 14 over the failure of the government to meet its demands.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, says the protest is illegal since the Nigeria Labour Congress had no pending disputes with the government, but the congress retorted that it would go on with the protest, saying the freedom to protest is guaranteed by the constitution.
ASUU had embarked on a one-month warning strike on February 14 to press home its demand for the implementation of the October 2009 ASUU/FGN agreement.