The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), a non-governmental organisation has thrown its weight behind the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to organize a two-day national protest they hope would help to get Nigerian students back to school and support unions in Nigeria’s public universities fighting for quality education.
The NLC had stated that the protests are to take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July 2022, at all the state capitals across the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
In a statement issued in Lagos by the Policy and Research Officer of CAPPA, Zikora Ibeh, it said that the decision by organized labour to embark on solidarity protest is the best course of action given the Federal Government’s lack of seriousness over the past five months despite spirited efforts by the NLC and other stakeholders to intervene in the impasse.
“CAPPA welcomes the NLC’s decision and urges all civil-society organizations, student unions, including the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), and all groups committed to the defence of social, economic, and human rights to join organized labour and education unions to defend the public university system.
“CAPPA is in support of every legitimate action to ensure a speedy resolution of the strike and resumption of classes by students who have been idling away at home for five months.’’