Nigeria Universities Have Begin Nationwide Strike Today.
News Rain Nigeria reports that SSANU, NASU commenced strike today, as ASUU insists on industrial action
The Senior Staff Association Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) announced that they will commence strike action on the 5th of February 2021 in a bid to get the FG to comply with their demands.
Universities Begin Nationwide Strike Today
This was disclosed by Mr. Peters Adeyemi, NASU General Secretary, in a statement jointly signed by Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, SSANU President, on Thursday, in Abuja.
Adeyemi added that after the meeting with the FG this week, both unions have called for general meetings with all branches and would go on strike on the 5th of February.
“This is to give reports on the outcome of the conciliation meeting and pass resolutions on the way forward. The resolutions of the branches must reach the respective National Secretariats on or before Tuesday, Feb. 9.
“In the meantime, the nationwide strike takes effect from 12 midnight, 5 Feb., 2021, pending any contrary resolution by the branches,” Adeyemi said.
Recall that the FG announced that it had set up a Joint Committee to investigate concerns related to the issues raised by the SSANU and NASU overpayment anomalies.
The FG said that it is responding “to issues on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and what is being done to assist the University non-academic workers, who have had some complaints in that direction in terms of some of the allowances they said were chopped off by the IPPIS system,”
Also, recall that Non-Academic unions of tertiary institutions were threatening to continue with their strike over the sharing formula of the N40billion Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) recently approved by the Federal Government.
The strike action by the Non-Academic staff is coming a little over a month after ASUU ended its 9-month strike after reaching an agreement with the Federal Government.