The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), University of Ibadan branch on Monday embarked on a three-day protest to demand N30 billion earn allowance and Federal Government’s refusal to obey court judgment on staff school salaries.
New Nigerian gathered that the protest started around 6.45am resulting in the roads leading to the instruction’s main gate disrupting free flow vehicular and human movement into and outside the Instruction”s campus.
Armed with placards having inscriptions such as “we demand N30 billion to pay part of our earned allowance now”; FG stop provoking inter union crises in Nigerian universities”; FG, please obey court judgment on staff school,” among others.
The protest which lasted for hours was attended by members of the Non Academic Staff unions st the University of Ibadan singing anti government songs as well as condemning the refusal of government in releasing the fund.
Chairman of the UI SSANU, Comrade, Wale Akinremi, disclosed that any nation that treats teachers the way “we treat ours in Nigeria will never be destined for greatness.” saying the 3-day protest would be followed by a branch protest and the ‘mother of all protests’ at the national level which would shake the corridors if power to its foundation.
New Nigerian recalled that the NASU National Secretariat last week kicked against the alleged preferential treatment extended to ASUU by the Federal Government as seen in the allocation of 80 per cent of monies released leaving the non academic staff with 20 per cent.