The University of Ibadan Students’ Union has called upon students of the institution to come out in their numbers to participate in the planned protest of the NLC over the lingering ASUU strike that has kept students out of classes for over 5 months.
This was contained in a special release made available to the general public and signed by the President of the Students’ Union, Adewole Adeyinka Mascot and co-signed by the General Secretary and the PRO also.
In the press release, the association called on fellow UItes to come out en masse to join the Nigerian Labour Congress which has earlier declared her intentions to stage a nationwide protest regarding the ongoing strike action of ASUU and the unresponsive display by the federal government. “The Union wants to inform all UITES of her participation in a peaceful protest to demand an immediate end to the protracted ASUU Strike which, by all accounts, appears to be producing no positive results. It is important to note that this announcement is in response to the clear directive of the National Labour Congress (NLC) demanding a nationwide protest against the ongoing ASUU Strike. And thus, the Union requests everyone’s essential backing and support by showing up in large numbers to take part in the exercise on Tuesday in solidarity with the NLC.“
The convergence point for the students is the Kunle Adepeju Students’ Union Building where they would be conveyed to the NLC secretariat and also be conveyed back to the school premises after the protest.
The Nigerian Labour Congress had earlier announced its intentions to hold a nationwide protest on the 26th and 27th of July in solidarity with ASUU who have been on strike for over 5 months. ASUU had earlier declared a 1-month warning strike on 14th February 2022 to press home its demands with the federal government over wages, salary structure, and revitalisation funds among other demands. However, the strike had experienced different extensions totalling almost 6 months out of class for both the students and lecturers.