NLC Proposed Solidarity Protest Could Breed Anarchy — FG

Says NLC’s planned protest with ASUU illegal

The Federal Government has kicked against plans by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to go on a two-day solidarity strike in support of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions, saying it is unlawful.

The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed stated this on Wednesday while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to the Minister, the planned solidarity strike becomes unlawful because the NLC has no dispute with the Federal Government, pointing out that taking such step would be an attempt to instigate anarchy.

The Minister observed that what the Congress is doing is about interest, noting that it should insulate itself completely from politics.

The NLC announced that it would embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 to press home the need to resolve the over five-month-old strike, especially by ASUU.

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