After about 10 months of school closure in 2020, students in government universities anticipate another strike.
This follows the decision of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) to embark on a strike beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 5, 2021.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by General Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi, and the SSANU’s National President, Mohammed Ibrahim.
The statement reads in part:
“In view of the outcome of the meeting, the leadership of JAC of NASU and SSANU at the branches are hereby directed to commence joint general meetings on Friday to give reports on the outcome of the conciliation meeting and pass resolutions on the way forward.
- In the meantime, the nationwide strike takes effect from 12 midnight, Friday, February 5, 2021, pending any contrary resolution by the branches.”
According to the groups, the “Delay in the renegotiation of FGN, NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members, Teaching Staff usurping Headships of non-teaching units in clear violation of conditions of Service and established procedures,” led to the decision to commence the strike.