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Trouble in Ogba Femi as NASU and SSANU Shutdown Gate, Commenced on a 7-Day Warning Strike!

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In the early hours of March 18th, 2024, it was gathered that the school entrance has been blocked and everyone including motorist and students has been denied access into the campus. it was said that this action was prompted because of the 7-day strike the NASU and SSANU recently embarked on. The press release statement by the chairman of the Joint Action Committee, indicated that the strike was a very necessary tool as the government has withheld 4-month salaries of members in the university and interuniversity centres.
He also mentioned that the attention of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the chief of staff to the president and Prof Tahir Mamman, the honourable minister of education, was called to the injustice and unfair treatment of the members.
A letter was issued on the 13th of February to inform parties involved the need to resolve the issue positively before it escalates and leads to unnecessary upheaval.
Having waited patiently for the ultimatum to expire without positive response to their demand by the government, all members of the university throughout the country has been directed to begin a 7-day warning strike.

Below is the press release from NASU

 

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF NASU AND SSANU

Circular to All Branch Chairmen of NASU and SSANU in the Universities and Inter-University Centres

COMMENCEMENT OF A 7-DAY WARNING STRIKE

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The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of NASU and SSANU has inundated the Federal Government with the need to pay the withheld 4 months’ salaries of our members in the Federal Universities and Inter-University Centres as done for our Academic counterpart to no avail.
As a matter of fact, the attention of Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the President and Prof. Tahir Mamman, SAN, OON, the Honourable Minister of Education was called to this injustice and unfair treatment of our members in our letter referenced
JAC/NS/VOL 11/277 dated 13th February, 2024 and to also inform them to resolve the issue positively before it leads to unnecessary upheaval in our University Sector.

In a similar vein, a press release was issued on 1st March, 2024 and the Federal Government was given 7-days ultimatum to do the needful in respect of the payment of the withheld 4 months’ salaries but nothing was done on same.
Having waited patiently for the ultimatum to expire without positive response to our demand by Government, this is to direct our members in the Universities and Inter-
University Centres throughout the country to commence a 7-day warning strike effective Monday, 18th March, 2024 in the first instance.

Please note that the 7-day warning strike should be comprehensive and total as no concession should be given in any guise.
Your strict compliance and adherence to this directive is mandatory for all NASU and SSANU branches in the Universities and Inter-University Centres.

Yours in struggle.
ma
Prince Peters A. Adeyemi, JP.
General Secretary, NASU
Com. Mohammed H. Ibrahim, fnipr
President, SSANU

 

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