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NLC to Senate: ASUU Can’t Call Off Strike Now

When asked if NLC could advise ASUU to call off the strike while negotiation continues, Wabba responded, ‘that’s not how negotiations are done’.

The Nigeria Labour Congress has on Tuesday said it will be difficult for the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to end its ongoing strike action.

Ayuba Wabba, the President of NLC said before the Senate Committee on Aviation to present NLC’s position on the six bills before the panel to transform agencies in the sector.

According to him, ASUU cannot call off the strike when issues that prompted the industrial action are yet to be addressed.

When asked if NLC could advise ASUU to call off the strike while negotiation continues, Wabba responded, ‘that’s not how negotiations are done’.

“ If before the action commences,  we were able to reach a negotiation, then we would have resolved the issues.

“We are already on the action before those issues arose. I don’t think that is the best way to go. Government should show enough commitment to resolve the issue once and for all.”

On the increase in fuel price, the NLC chairman said, “What we said in our agreement is that all the palliatives must be implemented with a timeline and that has not been done.

“We have since communicated to government and our next line of action would also be communicated to Nigerians”.

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