Market girls in Taraba state on Tuesday joined the solidarity protest organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), for the putting lecturers of the Educational Workers Union of College (ASSU).
Mrs. Agnes Panya a.ok.a, mama kifi and Mrs. Ashetu Kaura who spoke to our correspondent throughout the protest in Jalingo mentioned, they’ve determined to affix the protest to guard the tutorial way forward for their kids.
In accordance with them, guaranteeing that their kids purchase greater schooling was the one hope for survival when previous age lastly exits them from the market since most of them have way back misplaced their husbands.
“We imagine that our kids would have affordable jobs to maintain us and construct our households in the event that they purchase greater schooling when previous age lastly exits us from the market.
“A few of us have a few years in the past misplaced our husbands however the hope that’s conserving us is our kids who’re within the college.
“We imagine that they’ll develop and function kids and husbands in the event that they purchase greater schooling but when the schools aren’t open for them to return to highschool then, our hope could be misplaced.
“70 per cent of bandits and criminals in Nigeria are non-educated youths. We’re afraid that these kids could outcome to affix felony teams on account of idleness if the establishments stay closed,” the market girls expressed.
Earlier, Comr. Peter Jediel the state NLC chairman advised representatives of the Taraba State governor on the authorities home that the NLC in solidarity with different Unions within the state had been performing based mostly on nationwide directives of the NLC.
Jediel, nonetheless, blamed the senior civil servants in Nigeria just like the everlasting Secretaries who weren’t telling politicians the reality on account of their private pocket which based on him has dragged the tutorial standing in Nigeria to the current scenario.
He appealed to the state authorities to hurry up strikes to make sure that the Federal authorities finish the ASUU strike inside one week.
In the meantime, Taraba State Commissioner for particular obligation and humanitarian affairs, Hon. Taninga Binga whereas responding on behalf of Governor Darius Ishaku promised that the state authorities would collaborate with different states within the nation because it was a nationwide matter to make sure that the putting lectures resume educational actions.