The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions (NASU) have declared a two-week warning strike.
This was contained in a memo addressed to the leadership of the unions’ branches nationwide and dated Friday, March 25, 2022.
The strike which is scheduled to take effect by midnight of Sunday, March 27, will further compound the situation across Nigerian universities as the teaching staff under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are already in the second of their three-month initial strike.
The memo by JAC, which was signed by SSANU President, Mohammed Ibrahim, and NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, is titled; “Commencement of Two-Week Warning Strike.”
The letter reads in part, “In view of the nonchalant attitude of the government to our demands, this is to direct our members in all universities and inter-university centres throughout the country to commence a two-week strike by midnight of Sunday, 27 March, 2022, in the first instance as earlier conveyed to the federal government in our letter.
“Please note that the two-week warning strike should be comprehensive and total as no concession should be given under any guise.
“Your strict compliance and adherence to this directive is mandatory for all branches of NASU and SSANU in the universities and inter-university centres.”
In a letter addressed to the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and dated March 16, 2022, JAC of SSANU and NASU, had accused the government of insincerity in its implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Action (MoA) reached with the government in October 2020 and February 2021 respectively.