A senior member of SSANU have said the ongoing industrial strike action will not be called off by the three non-teaching staff of universities until the federal government releases the sum of N30 billion to the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).
The senior member twho made this demand public is the national vice president of the said union, Alfred Jimoh.
He made the joint demand during a protest against FG’s refusal to negotiate and the failure of government officials to honour agreement reached with them.
According to Jimoh, when the N30 billion is paid, it would be added to the N4.6 billion shared among the three non-teaching staff of the unions.
Jimoh said: “ Government should release more funds to take care of the arrears of the earned allowance of the three non-teaching staff of universities and commence the immediate implementation of the allowances to forestall further accumulation of the arrears.”
He also accused the government of adopting a divide and rule system among university workers.
The union leader said the ongoing strike would become total until government responds to their demands.
Further regretting the effects of the strike action on parents and their wards, Jimoh said the unions has no option but to continue.