The non-academic workers at Nigerian universities have announced plans to commence an indefinite strike on February 5, 2021.
The Joint Action Committee of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) made this known in a communique on Friday.
Part of the communique read:
It is in line with the resolution of our members nationwide, that the leadership of the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU hereby resolve as follows:
That members of NASU and SSANU shall embark on an indefinite, comprehensive and total strike with effect from midnight of Friday, 5th February 2021.
That two weeks’ notice effective from today, Friday 22nd January 2021, is hereby given to Government and relevant stakeholders of this development.
Recall that students finally returned to school after the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) called off its nine-month old strike last December amidst warning that the union would return to strike without notice if the government fails in meeting its part of the agreement reached with the university lecturers.
The government and ASUU had been at loggerheads over the reopening of public universities in the country over allowances.
Both parties held series of meetings but failed to reach a conclusion for ASUU to call off the strike since till December.