The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) moved its protest over the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the National Assembly, Abuja on Wednesday.
Security had been beefed up at the Legislative Houses with sternly-looking security agents spread all over the complex before the arrival of the Labour Union.
There was massive human and vehicular traffic with motorists finding it difficult to enter the complex.
A few minutes after the union members arrived at the assembly complex, the Senate proceedings which already started at about 11.00 with the opening prayer by the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan went into a closed-door session.
The National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba led Wednesday’s protest.
Students and student leaders are also part of Wednesday’s protest. Other bodies who are present include, the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, and the leadership of the National Youth Council.
The NLC is identifying with ASUU and is, “demanding for replacement of the inconsistent IPPIS with U3PA payment platform; respect/honour collective bargaining agreement that was freely and mutually reached with ASUU”, among others.
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