- SSANU, NASU, NAAT to Resume Indefinite Strike on Monday
- FG asked to clarify the disbursement of the N23 billion to ASUU
- Indefinite strike action to resume from 12 midnight, Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have directed all their branches nationwide to resume strike on Monday, December 4.
This directive was given in a letter to all the branch chairmen of JAC titled, “Directives to immediately resume the suspended strike,” signed by Samson Chijioke Ugwoke (SSANU), Chris Ani (NASU) and Sani Suleiman (NAAT).
According to the unions, the strike action was necessitated as a result of the inability of the Federal Government to clarify the criteria for the disbursement of the N23 billion it released to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) while only “pittance” was allocated to the three non teaching staff unions.
The letter reads: “Please recall our last correspondence to you, in which we informed you of the letter written to the Honourable Minister of Education rejecting the allocation made by the office of the Permanent Secretary and signed by the PS himself.
“In the said letter, the Federal Government was given seven days to explain the criteria for the said allocation and do the needful. The deadline has elapsed without any response from the Federal Government.
“In view of the above, therefore, you are hereby directed to resume the suspended indefinite strike action as from 12 midnight, Sunday, December 3, 2017.
“During this period, the strike shall be total and comprehensive.”