The joint action committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) has extended its ongoing strike by two months.
The unions broke the news in a joint statement signed by Mohammed Ibrahim, SSANU’s national president, and Peter Adeyemi, the general secretary, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the extension of the industrial action was because the government has not addressed majority of the unions’ demands.
It added that the two-month extension of the strike will take effect as from Friday.
‘‘In view of the fact that government is still a long way from effectively resolving the issues in contention, it is only expedient that we allow the process to be fully concluded before directing the end of the strike,” the statement reads.
“Consequently, you are hereby informed that the strike has been extended by two months, within which we are hoping that all the contentious issues would have been effectively laid to rest. The two-month extension is with effect from Friday, June 24, 2022”.
SSANU and NASU had on March 27 declared a two-week warning strike.
By April 10, the unions extended the strike by another two weeks, citing government’s failure to meet their demands.
The development also comes amid the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
ASUU had on February 14 declared a one-month warning strike to protest the non-implementation of its demands by the federal government.
But on March 14, the union extended the industrial action by eight weeks, citing the government’s failure to fully address its demands.
The union thereafter extended the strike by another 12 weeks