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UniAbuja SSANU and ASUU begin protest

The Senior Employees Affiliation of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Educational Employees Union of Universities and Allied Establishments of the College of Abuja on Tuesday started protesting in opposition to the federal government’s failure to launch the four-month salaries of college workers throughout the 2022 strike interval.

Talking to the press at first of the protest, department chairman Nurudeen Yusuf described the federal government's motion as “provocative.”

The Nigerian authorities has withheld the salaries of each educational and non-academic workers at Nigerian universities over their participation in a strike that paralyzed universities for eight months in 2022.

SSANU and NASU participated within the strike for 4 months.

In October, President Bola Tinubu ordered the cost of 4 of the eight months of withheld salaries for educational workers, excluding non-teaching workers.

This growth led to a brand new rift between the non-academic workers union and the federal government.

For the reason that announcement, each SSANU and NASU have opposed the 'selective funds' and requested to be included.

Nonetheless, solely the educational workers obtained the 4 months of salaries that had been paid in February. The nationwide our bodies of the commerce unions had introduced a nationwide protest.

In his tackle to journalists, Yusuf mentioned: “Chances are you’ll recall that on March 18, 2024, we invited you to protest for per week and draw the eye of the federal government to points pertaining to our welfare and college schooling normally, and significantly the cost of our withheld 4 months' wage.

“That is extraordinarily annoying and provocative, on condition that the identical presidential directive was selectively applied in favor of our educating colleagues: the teachers.

“As we speak’s protest marks the start of a sequence of business motion that can culminate within the complete closure of all universities in Nigeria. This motion is preventable and avoidable, subsequently we name on the Minister of Schooling to face up and cease burying his head within the sand. We additionally name on the Minister of Labour and Productiveness to make use of her good work to stop the economic disharmony and discontent in our universities, which is inflicting pointless disruption to our educational calendar and actions.”

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