N40bn Allowance: SSANU, NASU threaten strike

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National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim has expressed that the union might embark on a strike if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) commenced a three-day national protest on Tuesday as they are protesting over irregularities in Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) payments, non-payment of Earned Allowances, non-payment of arrears in minimum wage among other issues.

On Wednesday, Ibrahim speaking in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme Sunrise Daily on Wednesday stated that although negotiations are currently ongoing, the union might go on a strike.

“The major aim of our protest is to sensitise government that look, you have a problem. The problem is that you are not honouring agreements. From agreements you have moved to MoUs and MoUs are becoming just a charade – you sit down and take tea and the MoUs will never see the light of the day.

“After day 3, we will meet and appraise the situation and let the world know our next line of action. But whenever you see the two unions –NASU and SSANU– meet, any decision we take will be in the best interest of the students and our membership, he said

8 Comments

  1. Our Governments are fun of signing series of agreement but at the end of the day it won’t see the light, the government should better do something before it gets out of hand.

  2. They should embark on strike until they honour their agreement, they don’t understand any other languages except strike.

  3. I don’t understand wether governments are just deriving pleasure in making agreement because I don’t know the reason why they will just make an agreement without fulfilling it so sad.

  4. There are so many union in our universities, and I think Is a problem to us as a country. I thought ASSU was fighting for the general purpose of the school? And why didn’t these unions join them when they where negotiating with the FG. They should remember that it is the students that are at the receiving end of all this. They should reopen schools please

  5. Our educational system is in shambles and ravaged by one strike to the other. When will the so called government get their priorities right. It can never work when you put square peg in a round hole. How can someone that don’t value education be made to head our educational sector. The NUC are just coming back from almost a year strike that our children were out of school and these other unions want to embark on their own strike. Its absurd

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