By Abimbola Adelakun
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has officially declared its intention to participate in the nationwide strike organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The strike is set to begin on September 6, 2023, and seeks to tackle urgent issues facing the nation.
The NLC’s planned two-day warning strike focuses on key issues such as the removal of fuel subsidies, the devaluation of the Nigerian Naira, and allegations of threats against federal workers’ properties by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.
President of ASUU, Osedeke Emmanuel, expressed the union’s full support for the NLC’s call for the upcoming strike action, stating, “We are members of NLC, affiliates, therefore if they declare a strike, our members will be part of it,” in an interview with The Whistler Newspaper.
ASUU comprises a significant number of universities in Nigeria, including 43 federal universities and 38 state universities, totaling 81 institutions.
ASUU’s involvement in the impending strike could notably affect the education sector.