Accusing the Federal Government of “non-chalant attitude“ towards addressing the prolonged crisis in the nation’s universities, members of Katsina State branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday, marched through major streets of the metropolis to the House of Assembly on Kaita road where they presented a protest letter to the Speaker, Tasiu Maigari.
The NLC Chairman, Hamisu Husseini, who led the protesting workers told the Speaker that, “this rally is to demonstrate our dismay at the non-chalant attitude of the Federal Government towards addressing the crisis in the universities.”
He justified the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities arguing that it was aimed at promoting development of the institutions.
“We are not happy with the Federal Government for toying with the future of our children and we shall no longer be silent on the issue,” the NLC leader said.
Responding, the Speaker said that the Legislature was in solidarity with the Labour on the matter and pledged to liase with the relevant authorities towards resolving the problem.