ASUU Strike Due To Government’s Insensitivity – NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has warned the Federal Government of the impact the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, which has entered the third day will have on students and the country’s educational sector.

The NLC therefore called on government to not only end the strike immediately by implementing the agreements it entered into with ASUU, but also declare a state of emergency in education.

NLC President Abdulwahed Omar
NLC President Abdulwahed Omar

In a statement, yesterday, by the NLC President, Abdulwaheed Omar, the group said that while the strike was completely avoidable, but made inevitable by Federal government’s insensitivity and penchant for reneging on agreements, Congress found it completely unacceptable that government refused to implement agreements it willingly entered into.


Omar argued in the statement that the issues articulated by ASUU were not self-serving but tenable, valid and germane to the sustenance of a qualitatively viable education system.

According to the statement “in a nutshell, these issues include, the lingering crisis at the Rivers State University of Technology, RSUST; the continued violation of the rights of the re-engaged 49 academics at the University of Ilorin; the non-release of the White Paper on Special Visitation to the University of Abuja; the parlous state of the economy and government’s disregard for its agreements.”


  1. Dis not good o, NLC and anyother agency concerned ASUP has been on strike over two months d press has not being say anything or NLc now ASSU d Nlc is Now making Move Is ASUP not a body in d education system of dis nation?

  2. This is extremly not unfair, for crying out loud ASUP hav been on strike for d past 2month plus & notin is don about it, & u all said their is no segregation, pls were are tired of all dis nonses @ NLC & fed Govt, God wii Judge U all.
    Even the MEDIA ARE NOT TRYING @ ALL, all blame to u all

  3. I dont give a dam to who ever [email protected] is reading dis bt am pouring out my greviances, The Media, ASUP ASUU, GOVERNMENT & EVERY other agencies [email protected] ARE in conjuction of not saying anytin Possitive about ASUP strike are Bunch of fools Expecially NLC president, call me for more discussion & interogation 08169476733

  4. How will student like to go to polytechnic when they know that govt. Do not recongnise it ASUP hv bn on strike for past two month and no move by either the senate or house of representive can say anything on it, even the press are not helping matters. Anyway I don’t blame all of you when u don’t have children going to polytechnic how will you not want ASUU to call of the strike

  5. This go down t the kind of personalities(quarks) we are hoping t have in the nearest future that wil only draw the Nigerian nation t the mud.God Help us!


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