The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-academic Staff Union and the National Academic Association of Technologists (NAAT), University of Ibadan chapter have shut down University of Ibadan main gate.
This is following the declaration of indefinite strike by the aforementioned associations because of shortfalls in salaries and allowances. The strike which was just a sitting one before now was perceived to be ineffective by members since classes were still holding in the school premises.
After a Congress on Friday, 17th March and this morning (20th March), it was decided by members of the association that activities on the campus be disrupted and the gate shut down.
A member of NASU who anonymously spoke would AFAS PRESS CORRESPONDENT lamented that, “Since January, our salaries have been subjected to cuts ranging from 5,000 naira to 10,000 and even more.
We would shut down the power unit of the power unit of the school. Perhaps when activities on campus are paralysed , they will listen to our plea.”
The protesters are already marching down Oduduwa road (the one that leads from the school gate to the campus) to disrupt any class that is holding as well as to make their voices heard. As at 1:30pm,the protesting workers have already dispersed. They, however, vowed to continue their one-week warning strike tomorrow, March 21st,2017.
It would be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has also issued the federal government a two-week ultimatum or they would also resort to strike action.AFAS PRESS
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