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Nigeria Labour Congress Threatens To Embark On One-day Nationwide Protest

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, says it will embark on a one-day nationwide protest to compel the Federal Government find immediate resolutions to contending issues with education sector unions.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said this during the opening of the Congress’ Central Working Committee meeting in Abuja.

Wabba expressed sadness over the continued closure of the country’s tertiary institutions due to unresolved labour disputes between the Federal Government and unions in education.

The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that while the Federal Government continues to work on the demands of the unions, academic activities across all public universities, polytechnics, collages of Education have been suspended.

The unions are demanding funding of the revitalisation fund, earned allowances, implementation of the University Transparency Accountability Solution scheme, as well as promotion arrears.

Other demands are; the renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement, and the resolution of inconsistency in the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), among others.

The NLC president however, alleged that there was reluctance by the Federal Government in addressing the issues.

He said the decision to embark on the one-day national protest was imperative as children of the poor had continued to remain at home.

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