University Non Teaching Staffs To Begin Protest Monday, Strike Could Follow
The non teaching arm of Nigerian universities which comprises of NASU (Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities), and SSANU (Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities) has agreed to go on a nationwide protest starting Monday, July 19th 2019.
The associated unions will embark on the 3 days nationwide protest which is expected to be followed by a strike.
The president of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, who also happens to be the chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the unions, made this known in a meeting of their Joint Action Committee held in Abuja on Friday.
Samson Ugwoke was quoted saying “We are directing our members to mobilise for a protest on 15th July to send a notice of strike to the federal government”.
According to PUNCHNG, the union had rejected the 20 percent funds released to them as earned allowances as contrasted to 80 of the ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities).
The president of the Joint Action Committee said;
“We reject in total the 20 per cent allocated to our members; rather, we demand from the Federal Government the sum of N30 billion as part of the earned allowance of non-teaching staff from 2009 to 2016. We call on government to hasten the audit of university earned allowances so that we will know how much is paid to who and how much remains.
“The way and manner the money is being shared contrary to any known accounting procedure are against any known international best practice; it should be condemned by all, it is rather a fraud. This house calls it a fraud and calls for investigation.”