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Nigerian unions to protest shutdown of public universities due to strike

Nigerian unions to protest shutdown of public universities due to strike

THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will embark on a two-day protest on July 26 to demonstrate against a six-month shutdown of public universities across the country due to pay disagreements between the government and teachers, it said. The NLC, the country's main umbrella union, represents millions of workers across most sectors of Africa's biggest economy, including parts of the oil industry. It said in a statement it will mobilise workers for the protest for good governance. Strikes by Nigerian public university teachers are common. The current strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities started on Feb. 14. A previous…
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