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 of Nigeria, starting from Monday midnight.
ASUU stated this in a circular to its zonal coordinators and chairpersons, signed by Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU President.
The academic union said, “As an affiliate of NLC, all members of our union are hereby directed to join this action of NLC to protect the interest of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the union.
“Zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons should immediately mobilise our members to participate in the action.”
PurpleWorld earlier reported that the NLC and the TUC wrote their affiliates ahead of the planned nationwide strike scheduled to begin midnight of Monday, November 13, 2023.
The organised labour had directed its members to commence a nationwide strike on Monday night (today) over the recent assault by the Nigerian police and the Imo State government on the NLC president, Joe Ajaero.
Also, the President of TUC, Festus Osifo, who addressed reporters on Monday, November 13, had said the strike would remain until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”