ASUU-FG face-off, NLC makes fresh intervention

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has began another move to intervene in the impasse between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government.

Chris Uyot, the Acting General Secretary of the union, told newsmen in Abuja that the union had written a letter to the Presidency. “The leadership of NLC has written a letter to the Presidency seeking leave to intervene in the crisis which is now in its sixth month.

“We have sent a letter to the presidency today, Dec. 9. We want to intervene in this matter. The turn of events is causing a lot of disaffection which can easily be resolved, that is if the government is willing to talk about it,” Uyot said.

Uyot said that NLC President Abdulwahed Omar met with the leadership of ASUU in Abuja as a preliminary step to articulate their position before meeting with the Presidency when invited.

NLC and the Trade Union Congress led the ASUU team to the Presidential Villa on Nov. 4 in a 13- hour closed-door meeting with the president.

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