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NLC shuts LP secretariat, demands Abure’s sack

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday stormed the secretariat of the Labour Party to protest the party’s national convention planned for end of this month.

The Congress also demanded the sack of the embattled National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure.

The NLC leadership accused Abure of planning to hold a “secret” convention without the inputs of major stakeholders.

The planned convention has pitched Abure against the NLC and the House of Representatives caucus.

The workers accused Abure of planning to destroy the Labour Party.

The protesting workers have been refused entry into the party Secretariat by the Nigeria Police Force.

Meanwhile, activities at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) were on Wednesday paralysed as members of non-academic staff unions complied with the directive to embark on a seven-day warning strike.

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The Joint Action Committee of SSANU and NASU had directed its members to embark on a warning strike over the non-payment of four months of withheld salaries.

President Bola Tinubu in October 2023 directed that the university workers that embarked on prolonged strike in 2022 should be paid four months.

Early Wednesday, the institution’s branch of SSANU and NASU in compliance with the directive of its national bodies, locked one of the main gates which affected the entry and exit of vehicles on the campuses.

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This also affected vehicular movements into the school and also caused congestion along the UNILAG route.

Some lecture halls and offices were also locked hindering academic activities.

The members gathered at the institution’s gate for a “peaceful protest” and to register their displeasure.

Some of them held placards with inscriptions such as “Pay us our money!”, “JAC Demands the immediate payment of withheld salaries”.

Other placards had inscriptions: “FGN pay our four months’ salaries without delay!’’ and “Pay us our 4 months salaries!’’

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