The Nigerian banking sector may face disruption as bank workers have been urged to join the Nigeria Labor Congress protest against the five-month closure of a tertiary institution in the country.
The bankers’ umbrella body, the National Union of Banking, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees, ordered its members to demonstrate in all state capitals where they reside and in the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday. July 27, 2022.
The European Union gave the directive in a circular titled, ‘National protest to get our children back to school’, seen by THE WHISTLER.
NUBUIFE said: “The leadership of our union considered the persistent strike launched by the Union of Academic Staff of Universities since February 14, 2022 as a negligible national embarrassment to the government.
“However, in line with the doctrine of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Labor Congress held on June 30. 2022 directing all affiliate members to embark on the National Day of Protest to get our children back to school on the dates provided below, you are bound by this memo to mobilize our members for the all important Good Governance Protest .
The Nigerian government is at odds with ASUU over payment for the deal signed in 2009.
The agreement which includes public university revitalization funding, earned academic allowances, university transparency accountability solution; promotion backlogs were due to the Goodluck Jonathan administration. It was estimated at over N1.3trn.
In the memorandum of understanding, the ASUU had also requested that the retirement age of teachers be increased from 65 to 70 and that the education budget be increased from 15 to 20% of the annual budget.