ASUU Strike: Economic crisis looms as Banking and Aviation unions threatens shut down

Economic activities might be paralyzed very soon as different unions across the country have threaten to go on strike in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has said it will join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in it’s two days protest in solidarity with ASUU.

This was confirmed in a statement on Monday  signed by Its National President, Mr Anthony Abakpa, and General Secretary, Mr Mohammed Sheikh.

NUBIFIE called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene concretely and end the ongoing strikes.

The NUBIFIE statement read in part: “However, if after 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.“

It also noted the psychological trauma it had impaired on both the student and the poor parents.

Also, The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) has said it will shut down the Aviation sector nationwide in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU over the lingering strike.

In a statement issued by the general secretary of ANAP, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu on Monday, the union noted that the continued stay at home by students of tertiary institutions has added to social vices in the country as students now engaged in some unpalatable activities capable of destroying their future.

ANAP threatened to join the strike in solidarity by closing the aviation sector if government did not take urgent necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.

ANAP explained that not only the students were suffering but parents and the society, adding that the poor economy has also affected every home in the country.

Our children are using eight years to read courses of four years with resources being wasted. We cannot continue this way,” it stated.

ANAP warned that the future of education will be bleak as little or no attention was focused on the system as most of the children of politicians are schooling abroad.

The union warned that their members will align with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) position on protest against the unfortunate situation in the tertiary education sector.

It added that all members have been put on alert in solidarity actions on the directive of Nigeria Labour Congress at very short notice.






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