Femi Falana, a human rights attorney, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office because he seems exhausted.
Speaking at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) demonstration in Lagos, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022; Falana bemoaned the country’s deteriorating economic situation and the protracted ASUU strike action.
Falana said: “We are gathered here today at this protest ground to reject in its entirety the dubious acts of the Buhari-led administration.
“The living standards of Nigerians appear to be getting worse every day. We didn’t vote for a regime to cause hardship for Nigerians. Now, hardship, terrorism, and recession have taken over our country.
“Buhari is travelling all over the world, and he has told us that he is tired. So Buhari must go. He must go.
“I’m fully with the striking lecturers and the union.”
There was a heavy presence of security operatives; including policemen at the venue to prevent breaches or attacks on the protesters by thugs.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ben Ukpepi, Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Cross River Council, has disclosed that the union would embark on a total strike if the Federal Government failed to resolve the lingering issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Ukpepi said this during the NLC National Mega Rally held on Tuesday. The strike was in support of the unions in the nation’s tertiary institutions in Calabar.
The chairman said the strike would be necessary to compel the Federal Government in ensuring that the Nigerian students returned to the classrooms.
“If the Federal Government refuses to resolve this issue as soon as possible, we will not hesitate to call all the workers and embark on a total strike to ensure that we compel the government to do the needful.
“What ASUU is doing is the right thing; I thank them for their resilience because if other unions can do what they have done so far, the Federal Government will sit up,” he said.