NASU, SSANU agree to suspend nationwide strike

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of non-teaching staff unions of universities, which comprises Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of the Universities (NASU), has announced the suspension of its nationwide strike.

The unions said the end of their 3-week old nationwide strike would take effect from midnight of February 26.

This was disclosed by NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, in a briefing with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, after a meeting was held with the Federal Government.

“We have eight items which we negotiated and which form the basis for our ongoing national strike in the universities”, he said.

He stated that the Joint Action Committee had held a meeting with the FG and both sides were satisfied with the outcome.

“We have held the meeting with the government side and those areas that needed to be harmonised have been done to the satisfaction of both parties and resulting from that development”, he added.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, also said that the meeting was fruitful and disclosed that both sides had issued a conciliation document called Joint Action Memorandum of Action (MoA).

Ngige also said that the FG intended to go on a visitation panel as normalcy returned to the University system, citing it as one of the agreements which could not be carried out without normalcy in the university system.

earlier this month that the Senior Staff Association Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) had announced that they would commence a strike action on the 5th of February, 2021, in a bid to get the FG to comply with their demands.

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