- Nigerian govt to source N8 billion to pay SSANU, NASU
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities has reached an agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend the ongoing strike action on Wednesday March 14.
Speaking at a conciliation meeting with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities in Abuja, Nigeria Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said that the federal government will source for N8 billion within five weeks to pay JAC.
The Non-Academic staff Union of Nigerian which comprises of the Non Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU), Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT) embarked on a nationwide indefinite strike action on Monday, December 4, 2017 on issues relating to payment of pittance to the union.
NAN reported that Mr. Ngige said part of the eight billion would also be used to pay members of the Academic Staff Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and the University of llorin (UNILORIN), who were not paid at the last disbursement.
National Salaries Income and Wages Commission was asked to rework the December 15 Call Circular on University Staff Schools.
“This is taking into consideration the observations of JAC of NAAT, NASU and SSANU with a view to ensuring that it complies with the National Industrial Court (NIC) judgment.
The resolution to suspend the three-months strike action was jointly signed by Mr. Ngige, NAAT President, Sani Suleiman, NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, SSANU President Samson Ugwoke and Anthony Anwukah, Minister of State for Education.