Universities will be shut down February 5th—SSANU & NASU reveal.
- Tue Jan 26 2021
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Non-teaching staff in Nigerian universities is set to begin another round of strike anytime from February 5th, 2021, due to how federal government is handling the sharing formula of the N40bn earned academic allowances and over non payment of arrears of the new minimum wage.————> The Joint Action Committee comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday. An earlier protest was head weeks ago over lack of government compliance to the MoU(Memorandum of Understanding) signed Oct 20, 2020.————-> SSANU National President, Mohammed Ibrahim, and NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, revealed that other challenges has lead to this decision to embark on a nationwide industrial action include inconsistencies in the IPPIS payment and the delay in the renegotiation of the FGN/ ASUU/SSANU 2009 agreement.————-> It was discovered by the committee that, “Out of the seven issues, only one has been partially resolved while the other six issues have not been attended to by government, three months after the Memorandum of Understanding was signed.” —————> In addition, Ibrahim said, “It is in line with the resolution of our members nationwide that the leadership of the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU hereby resolve as follows:>> “That members of NASU and SSANU shall embark on an indefinite, comprehensive and total strike with effect from midnight of Friday, February 5, 2021.”————> “That two weeks’ notice effective from today, Friday January 22, 2021, is hereby given to government and relevant stakeholders of this development,” the JAC President noted.