February 24, 2024
UNILAG SSANU, NASU protest against strike suspension

UNILAG SSANU, NASU protest against strike suspension

The unexpected suspension of their strike by their executives is being protested by members of the Joint Action Committee of Non-Academic Staff Union and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, University of Lagos chapter.

Prior to the strike’s suspension last Saturday, the PUNCH had reported that the disgruntled members claimed their leaders had not properly brought them along.

UNILAG SSANU, NASU protest against strike suspension

The JAC of SSANU/NASU leadership asked all of its members nationally to resume the strike today in a statement on Saturday, however the UNILAG branch members took to the streets to protest the suspension of the strike.

Members of SSANU/NASU UNILAG carried numerous signs on Wednesday and as of the time of publication that said, “We are tired of General Secretary Adeyemi Peters and Mohammed Ibrahim of SSANU, they must go!” and “We are not civil servants.”

UNILAG SSANU, NASU protest against strike suspension

 

On March 27, 2022, the JAC of NASU and SSANU began a National Industrial Action that was terminated on August 20, 2022.

 

Additionally, it requested that its members return to work on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

However, the members told our correspondent that they felt belittled and that they had not been properly informed.

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All of the JAC of SSANU and NASU members who spoke with our correspondent claimed they were not informed, adding that a congress was meant to take place prior to the strike’s suspension.

Oriwaye Adefolalu, a former chairman of SSNAU, UNILAG, claimed that JAC of SSANU and NASU erred by ending the strike they initiated to pressure the Federal Government to carry out its constitutional obligations without bringing along its members at their respective branches.

UNILAG SSANU, NASU protest against strike suspension

“I am not the kind of guy who can mislead you, records are there, and the current SSANU leadership is not telling the truth,” he declared. I initially believed they lacked knowledge, but they actually do.

 

“Their only concern is making money for themselves. Every minute sees a worsening of the situation.

I am positive that Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, stage-managed the strike’s suspension in order to retain his position. Adamu merely washed their minds and greased their hands.

 

UNILAG SSANU, NASU protest against strike suspension

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