The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, among others have led the protest in solidarity with ASUU in Abuja.
The Unions had taken to the streets of major cities in the country for the first leg of the protests yesterday, Tuesday, 26th July 2002, in protest against the failure of the Federal Government to resolve the five-month strike by ASUU.
The university lecturers had shut down public institutions on February 14 over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the agreements it made with ASUU in 2009 as well as the refusal of the current administration to exempt lecturers from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
ASUU had also asked the government to increase funding of tertiary institutions and pay outstanding allowances.
Story: Ene Ken-Yawe