NAAPE, ANAP Issue Notices Of Solidarity Strike Over ASUU Strike
The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has issued a notice of solidarity strike over the crises in the educational sector of the country whereby due to strikes, teaming Nigerian students have remained at home for over four (4) months.
A statement signed by Umoh Ofonime T., NAAPE Deputy General Secretary reads: “The refusal of the Federal Government to honour the agreement signed with the union since 2009 is very disturbing considering the negative impact the prolonged strike will create in the life of these children.
NAAPE therefore, completely supports the position of the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27, 2022 in solidarity with the trade unions in the Nigeria Public Universities and others.”
By this, the National Administrative Council has directed all branch chairmen/secretaries to disseminate this information to all the members in their various branches to participate in the solidarity protest in their various states starting from Tuesday 26, July 2022 to Wednesday 27, July 2022 at all the states capitals of the federation and Abuja the federal capital
The take off point is NLC State Secretariats and the Labour House, Abuja.
Also, the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency and in the interest of the nation, end the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
In a statement, the General Secretary of ANAP, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu called on President Mohammadu Buhari-led government to end without further delay, the ongoing strike before it gets out of hand.
ANAP noted that the continued stay at home by students of tertiary institutions has added to social vices in the country as they engaged in some unpalatable activities capable of destroying their future. ANAP threatened that they would join in the strike in solidarity by closing the aviation sector if government did not take urgent necessary steps to address ASUU”s demands.
The Association noted that the over four months strike has ridiculed the educational system, making it a laughing stock before the world.
The union noted that ASUU, NASU, SAUTHRIAI, NAAT had been on strike for more than four months due to the apparent failure of Government to sign the re-negotiated 2009 Agreement with ASUU and and habitual failure of Government to respect Collective Bargaining Agreements willingly signed with Unions.
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.
ANAP noted that education remained the bed rock of any nation aspiring for greatness saying that ASUU strike will eventually lead to a regrettable situation in future if not well handled
“Our children are using eight years to study courses of four years with resources being wasted. We cannot continue this way”
ANAP warned that the future of education would be bleak as little or no attention was focused on the system as most of the children of politicians were schooling abroad. The union warned that their members would align with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)’s position on protest against the unfortunate situation in the tertiary education sector.
They said all members had been put on alert in solidarity actions on the directive of Nigeria Labour Congress at very short notice.