Varsities heading for total collapse as non-academic staff issue strike notice

2009 agreement: FG sets up panel to negotiate with ASUU, SSANU

Nigeria’s public universities are heading for a total collapse, as non-academic staff unions of the universities issue a strike notice to the Presidency over delay in fully implementing their 2009 agreement.

The strike, according to the unions, will begin on September 11.

The unions are the Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities(NASU).

The unions’ joint action committee chairman, Samson Ugokwe, who announced the proposed strike on Wednesday said it’s the last option for non-academic staff of public universities.

Chairman of SSANU at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Mr Rotimi Fasuwon, speaking on a Rockcity FM programme ‘Daybreak Show‘ lists the ten point demands of the unions.

Meanwhile, Presidency and Academic Staff Union of Universities are meeting today to explore fresh ways of ending the ongoing strike by public universities.

The strike which had remained stalemated is being reconvened by the Presidency.

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