A total shut down of public tertiary institutions in Nigeria may be imminent following a strike notice by members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).
The unions in a joint statement issued on Friday, February 25, in Abuja, and signed by Mr. Prince Adeyemi, General Secretary, NASU, and Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, National President of SSANU threatened to embark on strike following the Federal Government’s failure to implement agreements reached with the unions.
The statement stated that the union reached the decision at the committee’s meeting held on Feb. 24, after a review of the status of the Memorandum of Understanding reached with the Federal Government on their industrial action of January and February 2021.
They listed some of their grievances to include, the delay in the renegotiation of FGN/NASU and SSANU agreement and non-payment of arrears of the National Minimum Wage, neglect and poor funding of state universities, non-payment of benefits to retiring members, non-constitution of visitation panels to universities among others.