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Protest Rocks Osogbo As CSOs, NLC, SSANU Others Join ASUU In Solidarity

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Score of protesters have stormed highway in the capital of Osun, Osogbo in solidarity rally to pressure the federal government in providing demands of Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU.

The protesters include, Civil Society Organizations, Nigerian Labour Congress, Senior Staff Association Of Nigerian Universities, Students , among others.

Some of the protesters who started the rally at Nepa office, Ogo-Oluwa Area, Osogbo carried placards with several inscriptions such as ‘Stop importation of petrol, refine the refineries’, ‘Nigeria at 60 years of independence, more hunger in the land.”

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The protest which is currently holding in other states is an opportunity for the NLC to bring attention to other issues affecting the nation.

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Blaze Newz gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress had on Monday directed workers in all state capitals of the federation and Abuja to join the protest.

The demands are the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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