The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Lagos State has given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to resolve the impasse with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, or face more serious protests.


It made this threat while observing the national body’s directive to embark on a protest to pressure the Federal Government into meeting ASUU’s demands towards ending the over six-month-old industrial dispute.


The NLC Lagos State Council chairperson, Comrade Agnes Funmi Sessi, who made this known while addressing a crowd at the entrance of Lagos State Governor’s office, cited the unfavourable conditions parents and the students in the nation’s universities are going through as reason for the warning protest.


Also speaking during the protest, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) called for accountability from those who have looted the public fund through the payment platform, IPPIS.


He said that IPPIS is a fraudulent tool through which public funds are being siphoned, just as he demanded the eradication of spending of American dollars in Nigeria.


He noted that with the instrumentality of IPPIS, the former accountant- general was able to steal billions of naira, saying the money that one man stole can take care of the needs of ASUU.