For the benefit of the nation’s future leaders, labor leaders in Ibadan have challenged the federal government to solve the unjust situation in the education sector.
Before leaving for a massive gathering at the NLC office on Yidi Road in Ibadan, Oyo state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, comrade Kayode Martins, said this.
Comrade Martins claimed that governments have disregarded the academics’ demand, calling it unjustified.
He said the union would embark on strike if the government failed to meet ASUU’s demands
Mr. Ogundiran Emmanuel, the trade union head of the Oyo State Council, urged the government to sign the 2009 Asuu agreement so that students and lecturers may return to their studies.
The nationwide mega rally, according to professor Ayoola Akinwole, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the University of Ibadan, was organized to express their displeasure with how the Federal government handled the ongoing 12-week strike and to press their demands that would benefit Nigerians.
Professor Biodun Olaniran, chairman of the ASUU at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomoso explained that the protest would reposition tertiary education in Nigeria.
He said the protest would specifically safeguard the future of the youth, and expressed optimism that it would help the government achieve successful outcomes.
Security workers were on the scene to make sure the demonstration went off without a hitch.