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Unions Vow ‘Total’ Compliance With NASU, SSANU 7-day Warning Strike



The Chairmen of the University of Ilorin branch of NASU and SSANU, Comrades Ibrahim Zubar, and Falowo Olushola Naheem, stated that the two unions in the university are ready to comply with the strike aimed to force the Federal Government to meet some unfulfilled demands of the unions.

overlay-cleverRecall that the two unions announced a strike action across various institutions in the country.

Both unions are demanding the release of the four-month salaries of members withheld during an eight-month strike in 2022.

The salaries of university staff who embarked on the strike were withheld by the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

In October 2023, President Bola Tinubu approved the release of four months of the withheld salaries of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The unions then issued a seven-day ultimatum on March 1 at the end of which they stated that a possible strike was looming, saying their February 13 letter to Femi Gbajabiamila, the president’s chief of staff (CoS), and Tahir Mamman, the minister for education, was not attended to.

Last week, SSANU and NASU declared a seven-day warning strike pending a response from the government.

In a widely circulated memo by the JAC of SSANU and NASU, Mohammed Ibrahim, SSANU national president, and Peters Adeyemi, NASU general secretary, on Friday, said the strike is a response to the government’s failure to effectively address their demands.

The memorandum also directed full compliance by the unions’ branch heads across “universities and inter-universities”.

“Please, note that the 7-day warning strike should be comprehensive and total, as no concession should be given in any guise.

“Your strict compliance and adherence to this directive are mandatory for all NASU and SSANU branches in universities and inter-university centres,” the memo reads in part.

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