NLC protests in front of the National Assembly.

NLC takes protest to National Assembly

On Wednesday, July 27, the Nigerian Labour Congress relocated its demonstration to Abuja’s National Assembly.


This occurs a day after a similar protest that was staged, with the exception of the Federal Capital Territory, across several states of the Federation (FCT).

Workers in various states of the federation had on Tuesday, July 26, began the protest, warning the federal government to accede to the demands of ASUU in order for the academic union to reopen Nigerian universities.


The union continued its protest in Abuja today, July 27.



The protest began at about 9:30am after members of the NLC leadership and leaders of various affiliated unions, as well as members converged on the Unity Fountain in the nation’s capital.


Before the Labour Union arrived at the Legislative Houses, security had been beefed up.


NLC takes protest to National Assembly


Those who led the protest in Abuja on Wednesday included the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; AAC presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, and the immediate past President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, among others.


The protesters plan to march to the National Assembly where the NLC president will deliver a message from the labour unions to the lawmakers.

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