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NASU, SSANU suspend strike effective Wednesday

By Collins Olayinka, Abuja
21 August 2022   |   4:05 am
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have suspended their five-month-old strike for two months.

General Secretary of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), Peters Adeyemi(left); President of NASU, Dr. Hassan Makolo; Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; President of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Haruna and Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof. Adamu Abdulrasheed during the signing of an agreement to end the ongoing strike by the non-teaching staff of the universities in Abuja… yesterday.

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The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have suspended their five-month-old strike for two months.

The spokesman of JAC, Peters Adeyemi, who announced the suspension in Abuja, yesterday, explained that the relevant organs of the two unions decided to call off the strike after the Federal Government met most of their requests.

He stated: “After very prolonged negotiations and dialogue between the two unions and the Federal Government led by the Minister of Education and after the meeting we held with the leadership of our unions, we have come to a decision to suspend the strike for the initial period of two months.

“When we presented the offers that the government made to our members, they think that since the majority of contentious issues have been substantially addressed by the government, the strike should be suspended effective this Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

We are using this medium to say that we have an agreement that has been signed that states that the identified items should be implemented within two months. Hopefully, we will not have any reason to call out our members on strike.”

On his part, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said that their negotiations were ongoing with the Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU), just as he expressed the hope that the university-based unions would suspend their strike very soon.

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