SSANU Demands Release of Withheld Salaries, Threatens University Shutdown

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, signed by NASU General Secretary Prince Peters Adeyemi and SSANU President Mohammed Ibrahim, the unions accused the government of neglect and insincerity in resolving the salary dispute.

SSANU Demands Release of Withheld Salaries, Threatens University Shutdown

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has reiterated its demand for the immediate release of four months' withheld salaries by the Federal Government, warning of potential strike action if their grievances remain unaddressed.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and SSANU issued a two-week ultimatum to the government on June 19, 2024, to settle the outstanding payments. Failure to comply, the unions threatened, would result in the shutdown of universities and inter-university centers across the country.

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In a letter addressed to the Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, signed by NASU General Secretary Prince Peters Adeyemi and SSANU President Mohammed Ibrahim, the unions accused the government of neglect and insincerity in resolving the salary dispute.

SSANU's National President, Muhammed Ibrahim, confirmed to the media in Abuja that they had not received any response from the government following their communication on the matter.

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The unions have expressed discontent over the government's handling of the situation, stressing that continued non-payment jeopardizes industrial harmony within the university system.