Three non-academic unions are set to cripple activities in government-owned universities in the country following the decision to commence a five-day warning strike over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreements with them.
The unions, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), said the strike, which is expected to commence on Monday (today), became necessary in order for government to fully implement the agreement.
According to a statement made available to newsmen at the weekend, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the unions, stated that a letter of the warning strike signed by Samson Ugwoke, SSANU President, Sani Suleiman, President of NAAT and Chris Ani, NASU President had been send to the Minister of Education.
The unions which listed some challenges that affect non-teaching staff that require urgent attention, blame government for the problem of inadequate physical infrastructures and abandoned projects which they said had reduced the capacity and output of its members.
“The University system is challenged by poor governance and administrative lapses which needs to be addressed holistically.
“Poor funding of our universities, shortfall in payment of staff salaries, increasing corruption in the university system should be addressed,” parts of the statement read.