The Nigerian Labour Congress on Wednesday, July 27, moved its protest to the National Assembly, Abuja.
This comes a day after a similar demonstration held in various states of the Federation, except in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Workers in various states of the federation had on Tuesday, July 26, began the protest, warning the federal government to accede to the demands of ASUU in order for the academic union to reopen Nigerian universities.
The union continued its protest in Abuja today, July 27.
The protest began at about 9:30am after members of the NLC leadership and leaders of various affiliated unions, as well as members converged on the Unity Fountain in the nation’s capital.
Before the Labour Union arrived at the Legislative Houses, security had been beefed up.
Those who led the protest in Abuja on Wednesday included the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; AAC presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, and the immediate past President of ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, among others.
The protesters plan to march to the National Assembly where the NLC president will deliver a message from the labour unions to the lawmakers.