The labour unions said they were not aware of any security report by the Department of State Services that advised against the rally, insisting that their protest in solidarity with ASUU over its six months old strike would hold on July 26 and 27.
The ASUU rollover strike is in its 10th week today and will end in two weeks.
The action followed expiration of warning strike issued by JAC to Abia Government via a letter dated Oct. 20, and acknowledged by the government.
The JAC non-teaching staff members are the Non-Academic Staff Unions of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
The Ekiti State branch of NULGE made the commendation in a letter of appreciation to the governor, signed by its Secretary, Comrade Victor Adebayo earlier in the week. The union applauded the governor’s gesture, saying it would reposition local government administration in the state for excellent service delivery
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the unions are: Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) under the umbrella of the Joint Action Congress (JAC) of the institution.
The national leadership of JAC non-teaching staff comprises of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of the Universities (NASU).
The non-teaching staff are under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Educational Institutions.
The Joint Action Committee of the Non Academic Staff Union and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities of the institution gave the ultimatum in a notice of strike they addressed to the Vice Chancellor.
Administrative activities were brought to a halt on Monday at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, when non-teaching staff of the institution joined the nationwide five-day warning strike.
Esther Ezeama, the chairperson of the union, gave the ultimatum during a news conference on Thursday in Jos.
The Joint Action Committee of unions in the six state-owned tertiary institutions in Oyo State has demanded a reversal of the purported suspension of union activities at Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
The Eagle Online gathered that the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu, held an interactive session with the executives of the Joint Action Committee