Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, has directed its members to embark on indefinite strike from December 24, following Federal Government’s directive to Vice-Chancellors of universities to remove the names of staff of their secondary schools from their pay-roll.
The National Executive Council of SSANU took the decision to paralyse
academic activities in the nation’s universities after its meeting in
Addressing journalists on the outcome of its meeting, the National
President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, said the action of government
to retrench over 2,000 staff was contrary to the Federal Government and
SSANU agreement of 2009.
Ugwoke said that SSANU had written the Minister of Education, Malam
Adamu Adamu, urging him to order the immediate withdrawal of all letters
from the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, National
Universities Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education directing
Vice-Chancellors to remove personnel of the University Staff Primary
Schools from the pay-roll.