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  • Updated: July 27, 2022

Abuja: Members Of NLC Storm National Assembly To Protest ASUU Strike

The Abuja Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protesting in solidarity with members of ASUU have stormed the National Assembly.

AllNews Nigeria reports that the mega rally started at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Per reports, security officials including members of the Nigerian Police and the Department of State Service (DSS) took over strategic positions around the legislative houses before the arrival of the protesters.

The agitators are demonstrating in solidarity with tertiary institutions-based unions that have been on strike for months due to the government's failure to meet their demands.

NLC Protesting At National Assembly

Traffic was also reported to be congested as humans and vehicles found it difficult to gain entry into the building.

Due to the development, the lawmakers were said to have gone into a closed-door session after the Senate proceedings commenced with the opening prayer by the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan at about 11 am.

The National President-led Ayuba Wabba-led protest was also joined by students and unions including the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the National Youth Council (NYC).

Others who spearheaded the protest include AAC presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, and immediate past President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, among others.

NLC organised a two-day protest which commenced on Tuesday to compel the government to meet the demands of striking unions in the tertiary education sector of the country. 

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