Friday, August 12, 2022

Banks, insurance firms, others to shut down if Buhari fails to end ASUU strike

“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.”

• July 18, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has announced that it will mobilise its members to join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in its solidarity strike over the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

This move which will ground banking and insurance services across the country is expected to force President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to take “concrete” steps to end the months-long ASUU strike.

“However, if after the 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,” NUBIFIE said in a statement co-signed by its national president, Anthony Abakpa, and general secretary, Mohammed Sheikh, on Sunday.

NUBIFIE expressed concern about the psychological trauma the lingering strike would continue to have on the students and their academic performance.

The NLC had earlier said it would organise a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 over the failure of Mr Buhari’s regime to resolve the impasse.

“We have scheduled as follows the national days of protest to get our children back to school and support our unions in Nigeria’s public universities fighting for quality education. The dates are on July 26 and 27 at all the state capitals of the federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory and take-off points are at the NLC State Secretariats and the Labour House, Abuja,” NLC said on Sunday.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Hot news Home top

Femi Kuti says Obidients are zombies

Zombie was the title of a studio album released in 1976 by Fela Anikulapo Kuti, deriding Nigerian soldiers as a bunch of robotic and senseless individuals.



Corps member bags two years jail for internet fraud

Justice Ibrahim Yusuf said that Mr Adetuberu, 28, was found guilty of the two-count of cyber-crime preferred against him.

FCT police spokeswoman Josephine Adeh


Police intercept 100 bags of cannabis concealed in Dangote truck

Police spokesperson said the dry leaves were concealed beneath fertilizers loaded in a Dangote truck, heading to Abuja from Ondo State.

Labour Party (LP)


Charles Odigbo named communication head for Peter Obi campaign

Mr Utomi made the announcement at a special announcement session of the media team for the Peter Obi campaign team held in Lagos on Thursday.


U.S. provides Nigeria biorepository laboratory with new facilities

The biorepository laboratory was commissioned in Lagos on ThursThe biorepository laboratory was commissioned in Lagos on Thursday.

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar

Heading 3

PDP crisis worsens as Wike sues Atiku over 2023 presidential ticket

The Rivers governor has exhibited strained ties with both the party and its 2023 standard-bearer over the outcome of the May 28 national convention and presidential primary.