Aviation workers across Nigeria have threatened to embark on industrial action in solidarity with the demands of the members and leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Leadership reports that the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), issued a warning to the Federal Government to end the lingering 5-month-long strike or they will shut down the aviation sector.
A statement by the secretary-general of ANAP, Abdulrasaq Saidu, said the warning to the FG is in the association's solidarity with the striking ASUU members and the students who have stayed home for months.
Saidu called on President Mohammadu Buhari to end the strike without further delay as the continued stay at home by students of tertiary institutions has added to social vices in the country.
Effect on ASUU strike on Nigeria's education system
According to Saidu, most students who have become idle since the ASUU strike began are now engaged in some unpalatable activities capable of destroying their future.
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“Our children are using eight years to read courses of four years with resources being wasted. We cannot continue this way."
He also noted that the majority of the children of Nigerian politicians are schooled abroad while the education system in Nigeria is looking bleak.
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Dumebi Kachikwu had said that the 2023 general should be seen as a time for every Nigerian to play their role in electing leaders who are ready to serve the people.
Kachikwu, the presidential candidate for the African Democratic Congress added that important questions must be asked and answered in the build-up to the election.
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ASUU strike: NLC declares nationwide protest, announces dates
Nigeria is set to witness a nationwide strike as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had expressed solidarity with ASUU over its ongoing strike.
The labour union in a circular signed by its national president, Ayuba Wabba, said the protest will hold on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27.
ASUU Nigeria's lecturers' union, had embarked on a nationwide strike on Monday, February 14, 2022.