ASUU directs members to join nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members to join the nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

ASUU, on Monday, issued a directive to its members to commence the strike at midnight on Monday, joining the broader industrial action.

In a circular addressed to its zonal coordinators and chairpersons, Emmanuel Osodeke, the National President of the Union, affirmed their decision, stating that 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).

The union declared its stance in a circular to its zonal coordinators and chairpersons, signed by Emmanuel Osodeke, National President of the Union.

“As an affiliate of the NLC, all members of our union are hereby directed to join this action of the 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.”

As earlier reported by Tribune Online, the NLC and the TUC had written to their affiliates, directing them to commence the planned nationwide strike scheduled to begin at 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.

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