The leadership of Non-academic staff of educational and associated institutions, (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU) have threatened to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike over the federal government failure to meet it’s demands.
Among the union demands is the enrollment of it’s lecturers on Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, Sharing formula on the 40billion earned allowances released by the federal government to the National university commission (NUC), Non-implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Federal Government on 20th, October, 2020.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of NASU and SSANU had embarked on a three days nationwide protest which ended yesterday(Thursday).
In a statement jointly signed by the SSANU President, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim and his NASU counterpart, Mr. Makolo Hassan insist that the unions will embark on indefinite nationwide strike if government fail to succumb to it’s demand.
Recall that the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) had suspended it’s nationwide strike after a consensus agreement was reached with the federal government. The strike which lasted for 10months triggers a serious setback for students of federal Universities to return back to their various schools for academic activities after COVID-19 break.
In a statement according to leadership of SSANU and NASU said; ”Evaluating the nationwide action, the leadership of JAC commended the courage and commitment of members in effectively prosecuting the protests across the branches.
“The National JAC further observed the need for members of the unions (NASU) and SSANU) to take ownership of subsequent decisions in respect of the way forward after the nationwide protests.
“To this end, Branch Chairmen of NASU and SSANU are hereby directed to convene joint congresses simultaneously on Tuesday January 19, 2021 to take a resolution on the possible commencement of an indefinite and total national strike.
“This is in respect of non-implementation of the issues contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed and agreed with the unions by the federal government on October 20, 2020.” The statement concluded
The unions added that the outcome of the Thursday meeting with it’s organs will be made public by the National Joint Action Committee next week.