NLC VOWS TO GO AHEAD WITH NATIONWIDE PROTEST OVER CLOSURE OF UNIVERSITIES
July 18, 2022
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it has resolve to hold a two-day national protest to
demand the immediate reopening of the country’s public-owned tertiary
institutions which had been shut down for five months.
The NLC accused the federal government of not negotiating in good faith to resolve the crisis
in Nigeria’s public universities.
The labour movement had at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja, on June
30, 2022, threatened to embark on a nationwide protest to compel, “the federal
government to conclude the on-going negotiation with trade unions in Nigeria’s
universities and be prepared to commence implementation of whatever collective
bargaining agreement arising therefrom so that public universities in Nigeria
can resume normal activities.”
The federal government was then given a 21-day ultimatum to resolve the dispute or face a
one-day nationwide labour protest which might culminate in a full blown