BREAKING: More Concern for Tinubu's Govt as NASU, SSANU Announce Date To Begin Strike

BREAKING: More Concern for Tinubu's Govt as NASU, SSANU Announce Date To Begin Strike

  • The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union have declared a 7-day warning strike
  • The unions are demanding the payment of four months of withheld salaries of their members, following the 2022 nationwide strike
  • The update was part of the resolution of the joint action committee of the two unions, after a crucial meeting held in Akure, Ondo state

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism and education in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - The Non-Academic Staff Union and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have declared a seven-day warning strike – beginning Monday, March 18, 2024.

As reported by Channels Television on Monday, March 11, the strike is to demand the payment of four months of their members’ withheld salaries after the 2022 nationwide strike.

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SSANU and NASU declare seven-day warning strike/strike in Nigeria
SSANU and NASU have stated their intention to start a warning strike. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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The decision was part of the resolution of the joint action committee of the two unions, after a meeting which held in Akure, Ondo state, recently, Business Day noted.

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According to the SSANU president, Mohammed Ibrahim, who read the communiqué of the meeting to journalists in Abuja, the decision to embark on the warning strike was taken as a last resort since several protest letters and other communications with the Bola Tinubu administration did not result in the payment of the withheld salaries.

The statement added:

If nothing is done by the federal government to positively address this situation and respond to our previous letters to them, the members of the two unions may be forced to meet soon to take all lawful and stringent decisions on the matter.

Unions in Nigeria have alleged that the government has failed to deliver on promises.

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Legit.ng reports that not long ago, two major government unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), staged an abridged nationwide protest. Another demonstration is being mooted.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Tinubu criticised the recent protest by the NLC.

Tinubu stated that while the union has its rights and freedom, it is not the voice of the Nigerian people.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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