JUST IN: Trouble for university students as SSANU threatens fresh strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) is threatening fresh industrial action over unpaid four months salaries in 2022.

This was contained in a communique read by its President, Mohammed Haruna at the end of its National executive Council meeting on Monday.

SSANU said over 100 of its members have died due to indebtedness, hunger, treatable sicknesses, depression and starvation.

It noted that the federal government’s announcement of N5 billion subsidy palliative to states was only political.

SSANU stated that even though it has not accepted the last 35% and 25% pay rise for Nigerian University workers, it has decided to politely but grudgingly ask the government to swiftly begin its implementation

SSANU equally called on the Education Minister, Professor Tahir Mamman, to conclude negotiation on the 2009 FGN/SSANU agreement renegotiations as directed by President Bola Tinubu.

SSANU cautioned state governments against plans to pull their universities out of the universities unions, warning that it could lead to an unending industrial disharmony.

SSANU asks President Tinubu to quickly constitute universities governing councils, even though it raises concerns over the usurpation of the boards powers by the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.

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