The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have threatened to embark on a three-day protest from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2021.
According to a circular jointly issued by the unions and signed by General Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi and president of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim, the planned strike was to protest the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the Federal Government.
The circular revealed that a JAC meeting was held on Jan. 8, where the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached and signed with the Federal Government on Oct. 20, 2020, was reviewed.
Adeyemi in the circular says the unions decided to protest due to different agitations which include inconsistencies in the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information Systems (IPPIS) payment, non-payment of Earned Allowances (EA), and non-payment of arrears of minimum wage, non-payment of retirement benefits of out-gone members, teaching staff usurping headships of non-teaching units in clear violation of conditions of service and establishment procedures.
The unions also decried the neglect and poor funding of state universities and the non-constitution of visitation panels for universities.
the unions thereafter directed that a general meeting of its committees in all branches of universities and Inter-university centers be mandatorily held on Jan. 11.