THE Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have announced that they will stage a protest from Tuesday, January 12 to Thursday, January 14 at all their branches at universities and inter-university centres.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of both NASU and SSANU made this known in a statement signed by the NASU General Secretary, Peters A. Adeyemi and the SSANU President, Mohammed Ibrahim on Friday.
According to the unions, the protest is a response to the failure of the federal government to address any of the issues contained in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached by both parties signed in October 2020. The JAC said the federal government has completely failed to address any of the issues contained in the MoU.
Among the issues on which the MoU was entered include inconsistencies in IPPIS payments, non-payment of Earned Allowances, non-payment of arrears in minimum wage, delay in renegotiation of FGN-NASU and SSANU 2009 Agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members, academic staff usurpation of headship of non-teaching units in clear violation of conditions of Service and establishment procedures.
Other issues, JAC stated, include neglect and poor funding of state universities and non-constitution of visitation panels for universities.