JUST IN: NASU, SSANU, NAAT To End Strike Soon

There’s an assurance that the striking non-academic staff unions of universities may put an end to their strike action soon.

This can be confirmed after the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU,) and National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT) accepted Federal Government’s offer on their grievances having ended meeting with government delegation early this morning.

The unions, however, asked to be allowed till Tuesday to consult their members nationwide and take a decision on ending the strike.

Samson Ugwoke, the National President of the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU,) and National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT) announced this after the second open negotiation meeting with representatives of government.

The meeting began at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and ended at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday morning.

“The three-page agreement was signed and endorsed by all of us,” Mr. Ugwoke said.

“We we are taking our document
and we will make our pronouncement soon.”

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said both parties had come to the end of negotiations on the matter.

“Based on these conclusion, we all agreed that JAC will consult its organ with a view to call off the strike as soon as possible,” he said.

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