Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate for the African Action Congress (AAC), urged Nigerian students on Sunday to participate in the protest march called by the Nigeria Labour Congress in opposition to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ current strike (ASUU).
Ayuba Wabba, the president of the NLC, had earlier announced a two-day nationwide protest in support of the striking university professors.
The NLC leader announced the rally’s dates as July 26 and July 27 in all of the federation’s states as well as Abuja in a memo dated July 15, 2022.
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In a Facebook post, the activist expressed his support for the march.
He wrote: “I support the call for a nationwide protest to #EndASUUstrike immediately and urge Nigeria students who have been stuck at home to participate massively. Let’s just hope @NLCHeadquarters will carry through!”
On February 14, ASUU began a 30-day warning strike in protest of the Federal Government’s defiance of a contract that both sides had signed.
The union had three times prolonged the strike since then.