The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on a three-day warning strike, immediately after the Tuesday and Wednesday nationwide protest, in solidarity with the striking lecturers.\r\nThe Union warned of an indefinite strike if the Federal Government fails to resolve the issues with the university unions after its warning strike.\r\nNLC President, Ayuba Wabba, stated this while speaking to journalists at the ongoing 18th NLC Rain School in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.\r\n\u201cThe protest happening tomorrow is not a solidarity protest, but a protest of NLC against government actions that led to our universities being shut down and our kids staying at home instead of going to school. All the unions directly involved in the strike are NLC affiliates and their members are part of NLC.\r\n\u201cWe have taken three levels of decision. First is the protest, which is going to be national tomorrow. After the protest, a three-day national warning strike will start, and if they fail to resolve the issues and bring back our kids to school, we go on indefinite strike.\r\n\u201cThat is the decision of our National Executive Council. And what will be helpful for them is to check the timeline we have given for them to resolve the issues. We are optimistic that they will be willing this time, because we are also willing to get our children back to school\u201d, he said.\r\nSpeaking on the harsh living condition of Nigerians, Wabba said it is not only the education sector that is in shambles, but the economy.\r\n\u201cI never knew that the exchange rate has moved within a week from N630 to N670. This is very frightening and it erodes the purchasing power of workers. There is no way we can continue in this direction and expect that there will be shared prosperity within workers, and within the large portion of Nigerians that are in the lower echelon at the economic ladder.\r\n\u201cImportantly is the issue of our children that are out of school for five months. Basically, it also requires a political decision for the issue to be sorted out. What is even more worrisome is the fact that they keep posting the graduation of their children in universities outside the country on social media and then the universities where the children of the working class study are closed down.\r\n\u201cI was told today that we have three sets of students that ought to be in the university, but unfortunately they have not even sorted out their admission challenges. So it is really a very frightening future for Nigerians, particularly the youths\u201d, he added.\r\nThe Labour leader said the irony of it is that most of the political elite today benefited from free public education, wondering why it is impossible for them to fix our public education.\r\n\u201cIs it about the class divide, it honestly beats somebody\u2019s imagination. That is why all of these issues resonate that we need to engage politically. We have also realised the fact that they have used different approaches to divide Nigerians.\r\n\u201cUnfortunately for them, NLC is a pan-Nigerian organisation that cannot be divided and workers should not allow themselves to be divided along ethnic or religious lines. This is just diversion of interest. Their division tool is happening now. Workers should be wiser, citizens should be wiser. We should work assiduously to unite Nigeria and not to divide Nigerians\u201d, he said.