Protest To Rock Banking, Aviation Sectors, As Unions Threaten Protest Against Buhari’s Gov’t

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The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) plan to protest over Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) strike.

The two unions said it’s time for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end the ASUU strike that has been on for four months. In a statement released separately, it was gathered that the unions intend to join the National Labour Congress in protest.

Recall that the NLC had set July 26 and 27 for a nationwide protest to show support with ASUU, after the government continued to disagree over the agreement with the University union.

“ASUU, NASU, SAUTHRIAI, NAAT had been on strike for more than four months due to the apparent failure of government to sign the re-negotiated 2009 Agreement with ASUU, failure to honour the terms reached at in May 2022 MoU signed with ASUU, and habitual failure of government to respect Collective Bargaining Agreements willingly signed with labour Unions”. The general secretary ANAP, Abdulrasaq Saidu, said.

The statement further reads that, “Our children are using eight years to read courses of four years with resources being wasted. We cannot continue this way.”

ANAP’s threat to join the protest will disrupt activities in the aviation sector, and the disruption will spread into the banking sector, as well as the insurance industry, as the NUBIFIE’s general secretary, Mohammed Sheikh, told NAN that the union will also protest in solidarity.

“if after the one-day protest by NLC on this issue and nothing is done, the union will have no other option than to call out all our members in banks, insurance and other financial institutions in solidarity with ASUU.” Sheikh said.


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