The Federal Government and labour unions yesterday clashed over the groups’ refusal to back down on its planned two-day nationwide protests scheduled for July 26 and 27.

No fewer than 40 unions, including the aviation workers will participate in the rally called in solidarity with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities which has shut down public universities since February 14 over the failure of the government to meet its demands.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, yesterday said the protest was illegal since the Nigeria Labour Congress had no pending disputes with the government but the congress retorted that it would go on with the protest, saying the freedom to protest is guaranteed by the constitution.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *