Non-teaching staff in Nigerian Universities yesterday commenced a three-day nationwide protests to press home their demands which centred on controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, (IPPIS), sharing formula of the N40 billion Earned Academic allowances, non-payment of arrears of the new minimum wage, among others.
The President of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, who led the protesting staff said they would proceed with their next plan of action by tomorrow, Thursday, if the Government fails to respond positively to their demands, saying the protest was just a tip of the iceberg.
The placard-carrying protesters, under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee, which consists of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions and the SSANU staged their protest at the University of Abuja main campus.
“If the government remains adamant and the issues are not addressed, JAC will take action on Thursday. If that is not done, which we are not praying for; by Thursday, we will be able to tell the whole world our next line of action”, the union leader said.