BREAKING: Fresh Headache for Nigerian Students As ASUU Joins NLC, TUC Nationwide Strike

BREAKING: Fresh Headache for Nigerian Students As ASUU Joins NLC, TUC Nationwide Strike

  • Organised labour has received major backing as it embarked on a nationwide industrial action
  • This is as ASUU directed its members to take part in the strike declared by the NLC and its TUC counterpart on Monday, November 13
  • This was contained in a letter signed by ASUU's president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, which was issued on Monday night journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared its support for the nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

ASUU, NLC, TUC, students, FG, strike
ASUU joins NLC nationwide strike. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodeke, Joe Ajaero
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ASUU shuns FG, joins NLC, TUC strike

ASUU, on Monday, November 13, issued a directive to its members to commence the strike at midnight on Monday, joining the broader industrial action, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

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The union declared its stance in a circular to its zonal coordinators and chairpersons across the country, signed by Emmanuel Osodeke, national president of the union, PremiumTimes reported.

The circular reads:

“As an affiliate of the NLC, all members of our union are hereby directed to join this action of the NLC to protect the interests of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the union.
“Zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons should immediately mobilise our members to participate in the action.”

Tinubu rejects NLC's nationwide strike

Meanwhile, the presidency has faulted the recent decision of organised labour.

The presidency criticised labour over its directive on a nationwide strike due to the assault on Joe Ajaero, the NLC president.

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In a statement signed by Tinubu's aide, Bayo Onanuga, and shared on his X page (formerly Twitter) on Monday evening, November 13, the president described the decision of the NLC and TUC as "clearly unwarranted".

Recall that Ajaero was arrested by the police in Owerri, Imo state, at the NLC secretariat on Wednesday, November 1.

After his release, he narrated what he went through during his arrest. He said he was beaten, and God must have taken extra time to create him for him to survive.

He stated this with a bruised and swollen face in a viral video shared by an X user (formerly known as Twitter).

ASUU drags Tinubu over funding of universities

Meanwhile, reported that ASUU kicked against the move by the Tinubu-led federal government to withdraw from funding federal universities in the country.

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Emmanuel Osodeke, the president of the union, who sent the warning on Thursday, September 14, while appearing in an interview on Channels Television, said it is illegal for the federal government to stop funding federal institutions.


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