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Varsity to Shutdown Totally As SANNU, Others Threaten Strike

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Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SANNU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) on Saturday (February 26, 2022) has issue a fresh strike notice to the Nigerian Government over it refusal to implement their agreement.

The three Academic Unions, SANNU, NASU, NAAT issue the noticed after 13 days the University Lecturers declared a four week warning strike.

While addressing the pressmen in Abuja on Friday (February 25, 2022). The NAAT President, Ibeji Nwokoma stated that all its branch would hold Congress between March 15th and 16th, 2022 to talk about the Federal Government response on their demands.

The union also said it has given the government (February 28, 2022) to execute their agreement, explaining that the Joint Committee made up of Non-Teaching Staff and Senior Lecturers (NASU, SANNU).

The three Unions say two-week warning strike would be declared by Academic Technologists on March 17, 2022.

A statement jointly signed by Non-Academic Saff Union General Secretary, Prince Peters and Senior Staff (SANNU) National President, Muhammad Ibrahim, said..

“Having waited one whole year for the consummation of the Memorandum of Understanding and despite all peaceful entreaties, we wish to notify all stakeholders in the Nigerian universities and Inter-University Centres and indeed all Nigerians of the possible breakdown of industrial peace in the university system borne out of disrespect for Collective Bargaining Agreements reached with NASU and SSANU by Government.”

But the Federal Minister, Chris Ngige said SANNU and others had not communicated their intentions officially to the Federal Government and also urge the unions to get touch with the Education Ministry.