ASUU joins NLC, TUC nationwide indefinite strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the nationwide indefinite strike declared by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).
ASUU on Monday directed its members to join the strike starting from Monday midnight.
The union declared their stance in a circular to its zonal coordinators and chairpersons, signed by Emmanuel Osodeke, National President of the Union.
“As an affiliate of NLC, all members of our union are hereby directed to join this action of NLC to protect the interests of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the union.
“Zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons should immediately mobilise our members to participate in the action.”
The TUC had written to their affiliates, directing them to commence the planned nationwide strike scheduled to begin midnight on Monday.
The strike is in reaction to the recent assault on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, allegedly by the Nigerian police and the Imo State government.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General for the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, stating that there is a subsisting court order preventing the unions and their affiliates from embarking on the strike.
The minister urged the NLC and TUC to respect the court order and adhere to the principle of the rule of law, adding that there was no need to resort to self-help.