The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), its member unions and others organise massive protests across the country in solidarity with the education strikes. The trade unions have yet again shown their ability to organise huge protests in all state capitals. 

We now look forward to the three day warning strike promised by the NLC as a precursor to an indefinite strike. This will be needed to win proper funding for the education sector and the other demands of the NLC’s Charter of Workers Demands.

NUEE called for all its members to join the protests on 26/27th July, effectively calling for strike action.

Below we provide pictures of the protests in each state.

North west

secondary students in kano support protests!
Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state
zamfara state
Auptre Sokoto state council in solidarity

North East

Maiduguri, Borno
Dutse, Jigawa
Damaturu, Yobe
Bauchi State
Market women and youth organisations in Taraba State joined the protests

North Central

Minna, Niger
Markurdi, Benue
Jos, Plateau State
Lokoja, Kogi
Lafia, Nassarawa
Ilorin, Kwara state, NLC and TUC protests

South West

Ibadan, Oyo state
Akure, Ondo state.
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state
Osogbo, Osun
Abeokuta, Ogun state

South East

Owerri, Imo
Abakaliki, Ebonyi state
Umuahia, Abia state
Awka, Anambra state

South South

Calabar, Cross River state
Asaba, Delta state
Benin City, Edo state
Port Harcourt, Rivers state
Uyo, Akwa Ibom

In Akwa Ibom, the NLC National speaker, faulted excuses that there were not enough funds for education.  “The money the two major parties realised from the sale of nomination forms would be enough to put ASUU, universities on their feet. We the Nigerian workers are the most understanding people. We call on the national leadership to listen to voice of reason, whatever it takes they should send our children back to school” he said.

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

National Assembly complex, Abuja


  1. True patriotism from Nigerians. Commendable.
    However, those in charge have blocked their ears and are blind to the yearnings of the populace.


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