Strike: SSANU, NASU Vow to Ground Varsities, FG Feigns Ignorance

Written by on March 18, 2024

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities and Allied Institutions have commenced a nationwide strike today, to protest their withheld four months’ salary.

National President of SSANU, Muhammed Ibrahim, informed Journalists yesterday that the two unions were set for their nationwide strike.

But in a text message sent to Journalists yesterday, Minister for Education, Tahir Mamman, said he was unaware of SSANU/NASU’s planned strike.

The Federal Government, implementing the no-work, no-pay policy, had withheld the salaries of university workers following a prolonged strike in 2021.

However, the Federal Government in February released four-month withheld salaries to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities but left out SSANU and NASU.

The two unions, in several letters, demanded that their withheld salaries be equally released and gave the Federal Government an ultimatum with a threat to embark on a nationwide strike.


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