In solidarity with affiliate unions in the universities and students, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a nationwide three-day warning strike.
This is contained in a communique jointly signed by its President, Ayuba Wabba. and General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, at the end of the union’s Central Working -Committee meeting on Thursday.
The NLC had on April 13, given President Muhammadu Buhari 21 days to set up a panel to resolve the issues causing persistent strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and others.
According to the committee, the NLC threatened to hold protests against the lingering ASUU strike within the subsisting 21-day ultimatum.
It also said affiliates of the NLC were to issue public statements condemning the intermittent strikes in Nigeria’s universities.
The NLC added that the protest was to pull the attention of the government to the “inherent catastrophe in the emerging culture of social apartheid in the society, by prolonged lockout from academics of students from poor homes.”