- As the strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities lingers, the problem just got bigger
- Other educational unions including the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities have joined the industrial action
- The indefinite strike of these bodies is set for Monday, September 11, 2017
The problems facing the Nigerian educational institutions are about to increase as all the major non-teaching staff unions of public universities have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike.
According to Premium Times, the strike is set to begin from September 11. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), announced the strike on Wednesday, September 6.
The president of SSANU, who is also the chairman of JAC while speaking at a press conference in Abuja explained reasons for the industrial action, saying the nationwide strike would be total and comprehensive.
He said: “During the strike, there shall be no provision of services, no matter how skeletal. Concessions shall not be granted while all our members are to stay at home till further notice, unless as directed by JAC through their respective presidents."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that there was a clash between two factions of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.
A first group had assembled at the Unity Fountain to protest the ongoing strike action by ASUU when another group appeared to counter the protest.
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While the anti-strike group led by Haruna Kadiri urged the federal government to do all within its power to ensure that the ongoing strike by ASUU is called off, the second group led by Ade Abayomi said they are not at the fountain for a clash.
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