17 November, 2017 - 13:58
Twenty-six coffins were laid out in Salerno's Monumental Cemetery on Friday morning, watched by a military guard, local politicians,
The police yesterday disrupted the peaceful protest by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union.
The aggrieved lecturers embarked on a protest match over the refusal of the government to resolve the issues which with led to the ongoing industrial action.
The Minister of Labour, Emeka Wogu, addressed the protesting lecturers.
The leaders of both Unions also addressed the rally.
They thereafter proceeded to the National Assembly in order to submit their protest letters to Senate President, Senator David Mark and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.
This was however not to be as they were dispersed with water cannon and tear gas while heading for the National Assembly.
The polytechnic lecturers have been on strike since October twenty thirteen, while their counterparts in Colleges of Education started theirs since December 2013.