SSANU and NASU direct members to embark on warning strike from Monday


The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions (NASU) have declared a two-week warning strike.

The unions had earlier threatened to embark on a warning strike if the federal government fails to meet its demands by March 27.

In a memo addressed to their branches yesterday, the unions asked their members to proceed on the warning strike from Monday.

According to the memo signed by Mohammed Ibrahim, SSANU president, and Peter Adeyemi, NASU general secretary, the unions said they resorted to strike due to the “nonchalant attitude” of the federal government to their demands.

They said the warning strike must be comprehensive and directed members to ensure strict compliance.

“In view of the nonchalant attitude of the government to our demands, this is to direct our members in all universities and inter-university centres throughout the country to commence a two-week strike by midnight of Sunday, 27 March, 2022, in the first instance as earlier conveyed to the federal government in our letter,” the memo reads.

“Please note that the two-week warning strike should be comprehensive and total as no concession should be given under any guise.

“Your strict compliance and adherence to this directive is mandatory for all branches of NASU and SSANU in the universities and inter-university centres.”