An ever ending stop to the strike seems to be near.
as SSANU and NASU suspend their strike for two months with effect from Wednesday, August 24.
The unions said: ‘”The two months is to allow the
government to implement the agreements reached.”
The leadership of the Senior Staff Association of
Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU) has suspended their strike actions.
The strike was suspended by SSANU and NASU on Saturday, August 20, after a brief meeting with the minister of education, Adamu Adamu in Abuja.
Channels Television reports that the leadership of the union said that the suspension which would last for two months will take effect from Wednesday, August 24 2022.
The minister confirmed that the Federal Government has committed N50 billion to pay earned allowances for
members of SSANU, NASU and the Academic Staff
Union of Universities (ASUU).
While activities in the public institutions will still be limited to non-academic issues due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Adamu said ASUU rejected the government’s proposal over the “no work no pay rule”
In a statement by the Joint Action Committee of
SANU and NASU, the unions warned that the suspension was for an initial two months.
The statement read: “The two months is to allow the government to implement the agreements reached. “Part of the agreement is the decision of the government to set aside the sum of N50 billion for the payment of earned academic and earned allowances, the cogent decision on the University Peculiar Personnel Payroll System (U3PS), the release of the white paper on university visitation panel and funding of the universities.
“On the poor funding of federal institutions, the Minister said he directed the National Universities Commission (NUC) to ensure that all the schools are upto date on what they are supposed to do, otherwise sanctions will be visited on any institution that defaults.”
The statement also noted that the FG through the minister assured the union that non of its members who participated in the strike would be victimized. It said: “The minister said President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to give 15 percent of the national budget to education.
“On the salary payment system, the Minister said the alternative payment systems provided by ASUU JAC of NASU and SSANU did very well. He added that the Federal Government is awaiting the report of the technical committee to set up before taking action on the matter.”
what do you think ? You think ASUU strike is coming to an End soon ?