The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have geared up their mega rally in Abuja to compliment the effort of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Non Academic Staff Union of University and Allied Institutions, NASU, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT in a bid to the federal government to pay attention to the quest of the education sector.
The protest for the Federal Government to accede to demands raised by unions within the Nigerian university system.The unions have downed tools for over 170 days.
The protest, which kicked-off at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, saw over 3000 members making up the affiliate unions chanting solidarity songs.
Before proceeding to the National Assembly and probably the Presidency, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba addressed the crowd, telling them to be orderly in their actions.
He criticised the Federal Government for paying lip service to education and the welfare of workers in the tertiary institutions.
He noted that most of those currency in the helm of affairs were beneficiaries of a thriving education sector in the past as they enjoyed free and quality education.