The four university-based unions, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU); Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have been on strike, most especially in Federal Universities.
The Front in a statement e- Signed by Dr Tanko Yunusa pointed out thatit made the call in the overriding interest of our nation, but more particularly for the huge number of students, parents, academic and non- teaching staff in all Federal and state-owned universities across the country who have been affected directly by this avoidable strike.
Abubakar Yusuf, NAAT General Secretary, said this in a letter on Sunday in Abuja addressed to all branch chairmen
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave the timeline at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Monday.
Kenneth Nwaji, NAAT Chairman, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU) made this known while addressing newsmen on Monday, at Umudike.
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 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.
Last Friday, the Council announced the immediate closure of the university and proscription of the staff unions over protracted labour disputes.
The university authorities have also instructed the students to vacate the campus without delay.
The unions include the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) chapters.
Though the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, is being ferociously attacked by the leadership of ASUU over his insistence on the full implementation of the IPPIS across the board, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, where IPPIS is domiciled, is also responsible for all receipts into and payments from the Federation and Consolidated Accounts.
Prof. Abubakar Abdulraheed, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, made this known on Monday in Abuja.
The Joint non-academic staff unions of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on Wednesday begun a three-day peaceful protest to press home their demand for payment of earned allowances.
The National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, has urged the Federal Government to expedite action toward release of the fund approved for part payment of Earned Allowances arrears to some unions in federal universities.
Samson Ugwoke, JAC Chairman, said this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this at a resolution reached at a conciliation meeting with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities in Abuja.
Samson Ugwoke, Chairman, Joint Action Committee of the Non-Teaching Staff of the Nigerian Universities, said this at a mega protest organised by the unions to express their grievances on Thursday in Abuja.
SSANU, NASU and NAAT had in December called on the Federal Government to release N30 billion to them as a condition to calling off their industrial action.
Ugwoke gave the commendation on Friday in Lagos when he reviewed the effectiveness of the over two month-old industrial action in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.