Peters Adeyemi, General Secretary of NASU, said this in Abuja while addressing a news conference on Wednesday.
Unilorin SSANU Chairman, Naheem Falowo, stated this on Monday while fielding questions from newsmen in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The suspension is expected to take effect from Wednesday.
The acting Registrar, B.S. Momoh, said the step was necessary as the unions, through their actions, were distracting the university from its development vision and mission.
The association solicits a uniform salary structure for members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and SSANU to end the ongoing strike in the education sector.
They are Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Allied Institutions.
Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq raised this concern, describing the ongoing industrial strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) as unnecessary.
The students on a joint protest are from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye; Tai Solarin University of Education, and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, all in Ogun State.
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.
The university blamed the extension on the persistent industrial actions embarked upon by various staff unions in the Nigerian university system.
The unions said they chose to embark on a warning strike following their separate congresses held on Monday at the institution.
Some of the items in the agreement JAC signed with the FG are the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement, payment of earned allowances, usurpation on non-academic career positions by vice-chancellors, inclusion of university staff school into the university community, non-payment of minimum wage arrears, and funding of state universities.
This was announced by the General-Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi, and National President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave the timeline at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Monday.
A statement co-signed by Public Relations Officer, Foluso Ogunmodede and Special Adviser to the VC on Media Matters, Wole Balogun, disclosed that NASU and other sister unions, such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and others, used to have a cat and dog relationship with the school’s management and such was resulting in recurrent crises manifesting in protests and strike actions against the Management.
This is coming as the Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities met today to deliberate next moves over the failure of the Federal Government to meet the unions’ demands.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the institutes involved include the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) and the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN).
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).
A Town-Hall meeting organised by the UI Community Forum tagged “The Voice of the Next UI VC, Who is Next?” is scheduled to hold on Monday, October 4.
Deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the assurance on Thursday while responding to issues raised by the state council of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of primary schools during a meeting at his office in Government House, Yenagoa.