NASU, SSANU, NAAT have agreed with the proposal of the federal government
– They however asked for time to end their strike. Chris Ngige expressed optimism that deliberation has ended. The non-teaching staffs of Nigerian universities have agreed to call off their strike following a successful meeting with the federal government.
Premium Times reports that Samson Ugwoke who is the national president of the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT) spoke after the meeting with representatives of the federal government.
They accepted the federal government’s proposal but asked to be given time to call off their strike. Mr. Ugwoke said: “The three page agreement was signed and endorsed by all of us.
“We are taking our document and we will make our pronouncement soon.”
Chris Ngige who is the minister of labour and employment said they had come to an agreement and ended deliberation on the matter.
“Based on these conclusion, we all agreed that the JAC will consult its organ with a view to call off the strike as soon as possible.”
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has agreed to consider the federal government’s offer and suspend their strike.
This great news comes after 12 hours, 30 minutes of a closed door meeting between ASUU and a government delegation in Abuja which started 1:38pm on Thursday, September 7 and ended 2:15 a.m. on Friday, September 8.
According to Premium Times, the leadership of ASUU, however, said though it accepted the proposal presented by the government, it will take the proposal to its members and get back to the government in a week.