he Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ebonyi chapter says it won’t cease speaking till the federal and state authorities fulfilled the 2009 guarantees for the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).
Recall that ASUU had been on industrial motion for over 5 months over the Federal Authorities’s failure to fulfil its 2009 settlement with the union, forcing the NLC to embark on a nationwide solidarity protest.
The protesters, who carried totally different inscriptions, matched from widespread the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki to Pa Ngele Oruta township stadium.
Mr Ikechukwu Nwafor, NLC Chairman in Ebonyi mentioned the congress joined the nationwide protest in solidarity with ASUU strike, urging the federal and state authorities to expedite motion to deliver their youngsters again to high school.
Addressing associates in Abakaliki, Nwafor mentioned the protest was to name the eye of the federal government to satisfy the calls for of ASUU and deal with the poor administration of the training sector within the nation.
He mentioned the congress would additionally assist a three-day warning strike instantly after the protest in solidarity with union.
The NLC chairman referred to as for the necessity to meet with calls for of the hanging ASUU employees to finish the economic motion.
“The demand of the ASUU must be met. Let the wellbeing of employees in universities be met. Let the employees proper be revered and let our kids return to high school.
“This battle is within the curiosity of our kids. We be a part of states everywhere in the federation and Abuja to protest on behalf of ASUU and our kids who’ve been at residence for over 5 months.
“Sufficient is sufficient over the incessant strikes within the universities,” he mentioned.
Dr Ikechukwu Igwenyi, ASUU Chairman, Ebonyi College department expressed gratitude to the NLC physique and famous that they’d not return till their calls for have been met.
“We wish ample funding of the colleges by the federal government. We’d like our salaries paid. We won’t return to class until our calls for are met.’’
Mr Ogugua Egwu, the Chairman, ASUU department of the Alex Ekwueme Federal College mentioned they have been additionally able to proceed with the strike if the federal government refused to satisfy with their calls for.
“We’d like enhance amenities within the universities; we’re saying no to salaries disparities. The Federal Authorities ought to signal and implement the 2009 settlement with our union,” Egwu mentioned.
Mrs Endurance Uzoma, a mother or father tasked the Federal Authorities on improved amenities and salaries of the employees within the universities.
“If Nigeria should develop, consideration should be paid to major and secondary colleges, particularly to our college training,” Uzoma suggested.