NLC Reveals Why ASUU Can’t Call Off Strike

It would be difficult for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing industrial action, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, made this statement when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation to present the position of the union on the six bills being considered by the panel to transform the agencies in the sector.

The NLC President argued that ASUU could not call off the strike when the issue under consideration still lingered.

Asked if NLC would advise ASUU to resume while negotiations continue, Wabba said, “That is not how negotiations are done.”

“ If before the action commences, we were able to reach a negotiation, then we would have resolved the issues.

“We are already on the action before those issues arose. I don’t think that is the best way to go. Government should show enough commitment to resolve the issue once and for all.”

Also speaking on the fuel hike, the NLC President said, “What we said in our agreement is that all the palliatives must be implemented with timeline and that has not been done.

“We have since communicated to government and our next line of action would also be communicated to Nigerians”

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