#ASUU: NLC, students, others protest in Osogbo

 

Workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Osun State chapter, members of the Civil Society Groups and Students on Tuesday staged solidarity protest to demand an end to the industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academics Staff Union of Universities.

The protesters, led by the Vice Chairman, Osun NLC, Comrade Gbadebo Awotayo, moved from Ogo-Oluwa area in Osogbo to the State Assembly and later to the government secretariat in Abeere.

At the State House of Assembly, they submitted a letter of protest to the speaker, Timothy Owoeye who came to receive them.

Before handing over the letter on behalf of NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, Awotayo said Nigerians are tired of the impasse between the Federal Government and ASUU, saying those that benefited from free education in the country are frustrating education development.

“We are here to say there must be an end to this strike. We don’t want our children to stay at home any longer, they must prioritise education. Government must stop political office holders and leaders in the country from taking their children out of the country to study.

“They should enact an Act to stop them from sending their children outside the country, this will force them to prioritise education in Nigeria.”

At the State secretariat, the protesters were received by the Head of Service, Dr Olowogboyega Oyebade on behalf of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

The also presented a letter of protest to the governor and called on his to ensure that all Universities are reopened without further delay.

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