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University Unions Protest Withheld Salaries, Demand Equal Treatment from Government

  • The Staff Union of Universities (SSANU) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the University of Abuja have begun protests over withheld salaries.
  • SSANU and NASU (Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities) are protesting the Federal Government’s failure to pay their members’ withheld four-month salaries despite several meetings with the Minister of Education.
  • The unions criticized the government for paying withheld salaries to ASUU members while neglecting SSANU and NASU members.

Newsypeople- The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) at University of Abuja start protest because government not pay their four-month salary from 2022 strike. This protest is also happening in other public universities all over country.

The unions not happy with government because it follow President Bola Tinubu order to pay only academic staff (ASUU) four months out of eight months salary hold back, but not pay non-teaching staff. SSANU and NASU say government treat them bad and unfairly.

University Unions Protest Withheld Salaries, Demand Equal Treatment from Government
University Unions Protest Withheld Salaries, Demand Equal Treatment from Government

The protest marks the start of many union activities that will end with all universities in Nigeria closing down if their demands are not addressed.

The unions have asked both the Minister of Education and the Minister of Labour and Productivity to step in, hoping they can stop this industrial conflict and keep from disturbing the academic schedule.

University Unions Protest Withheld Salaries, Demand Equal Treatment from Government
University Unions Protest Withheld Salaries, Demand Equal Treatment from Government

Separately, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is also showing active protests at different universities. They have repeated their demands in an open letter to the government, urging it to keep its promises.

The frequent strikes in Nigerian universities show how much unions depend on these actions to push for better funding and conditions in schools.

Even though the 2024 budget gave a little more money to education, it is still far below UNESCO’s suggestion of 15%. This shows that there are still many problems in this area.

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