Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) president, Ayuba Wabba, has stated that the employees’ union will embark on a three-day nationwide strike if the Federal Authorities doesn’t yield to the calls for of the Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU)
NLC’s scheduled warning protest for Tuesday and Wednesday has already kick-started in Lagos and Abuja.
Wabba, who spoke in an interview with Channels TV said that the employees’ union launched into a two-day protest in opposition to the continuing ASUU strike not simply as a present of solidarity, however as a result of the strike immediately affected the NLC.
He stated, “The 2-day warning strike is to name for consideration for the problems to be resolved promptly. The subsequent stage is a three-day nationwide warning strike if nothing has occurred after the protest, to indicate our grievances.
“We aren’t on a solidarity motion, we’re affected immediately.”
Wabba famous that the continuing protest was a democratic norm that was constitutional and supported by the worldwide charters, and and added that it was not unlawful to hold out such demonstrations on the streets.
He stated, “These are democratic norms in every single place on the planet. At the same time as a person, you’ve got the proper to air your grievances.
“It’s inside the provision of our regulation. It’s backed by the United Nations constitution for human and peoples rights, African constitution for human and peoples rights, and it’s there in our structure — sections 39 and 40.”
The Nigeria police had warned NLC to not embark on the protest except it get clearance from the police or any authority to hold out protests.
In its response, the NLC president, posited that the courtroom has given a pronouncement that residents don’t want permission from the police or any authority to hold out protests.
In line with him, staging a peaceable protest and authorized and inside one’s basic human rights.
He stated, “Even the courtroom has pronounced that you simply don’t require any permission. It’s authorized and inside your basic human rights to protest points.
“When individuals say it’s unlawful, I feel individuals ought to keep in mind that no situation is everlasting. We’ve got had a few of our present politicians be part of the NLC to press for comparable actions up to now.”