The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued a directive to all zonal coordinators and chairpersons, instructing them to mobilize members for the nationwide strike aligned with the directives of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
The letter, signed by ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, was released on Monday night.
According to the letter, the Nigeria Labour Congress, during a Joint National Executive Council meeting with TUC, directed all affiliate unions to initiate a withdrawal of services starting from 12 midnight on November 13, 2023.
In adherence to this directive, ASUU has called on its members to actively participate in the strike to safeguard the interests of Nigerian workers and the union’s leadership.
The letter further urged zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons to promptly mobilize members to join the action, emphasizing the strength that comes with unity.
The nationwide strike was announced by Labour Centres on Monday, protesting the assault on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and other executives in Owerri, Imo State, on November 1.
The strike also aims to address unresolved labor issues in Imo State. Ajaero was reportedly arrested by the police ahead of a state-wide protest in Imo.