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NLC holds day 2 protest over Nigerian university union strike.

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Wednesday continued its protest in Abuja over the prolonged strike by university workers across the country.

This comes a day after a similar demonstration held in various states of the Federation, except in the Federal Capital Territory.

The protest began at about 8:30am after members of the NLC leadership and leaders of various affiliated unions converged on the Unity Fountain in the nation’s capital and then to the National Assembly where the NLC president would deliver a message from the labour unions to the lawmakers.

University workers, including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, and National Association of Academic Technologists, had gone on strike for various reasons.

Lecturers in government-owned universities affiliated with ASUU embarked on a nationwide strike on February 14 over the adoption of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System of the government as the payment system in the university sector, as well as poor funding of universities, and non-payment of salaries and allowances of some of their colleagues, among other issues.

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