SGANU starts warning strike with protest in Kogi (photo)
University staff under the auspices of the Senior Employees Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) continued their threat to close universities after they launched a three-day protest.
Workers at Lokoja Kogi Federal State University held a peaceful protest on Tuesday to launch a three-day warning strike against the federal government.
Already at 8 o’clock in the morning, university staff with placards occupied the gates and other premises of the Adankolo campus.
In a statement by the president of the SSANU / Joint Action Committee, Uche Onedi threatened to completely close the college if the government did not comply with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the parties.
It reads: “Gentlemen of the press, remember that JAC NASU and SSANU held a 14-day warning strike, which began at midnight on October 4 and ended at midnight on October 18, 2020.
“As a result of the NASU / SSANU preemptive strike, at the request of the Federal Ministry of La Lolbourg, an eight-point memorandum of understanding was signed between JAC SSANU and NASU on the one hand, and other federal government stakeholders on the other. and Occupation, Abuja, 20 October 2020, where a panel was formed to review our requests with a view to identifying ways to resolve them.
Unfortunately, the federal government did not fulfill its promises to fulfill the agreements contained in the MOU.
“You know there are obvious inconsistencies in the IPPIS payment platform, non-payment of allowances, non-payment of arrears on subsequent adjustments to the minimum wage, delayed revision of 3009 agreements, very poor funding of public universities, lack of group visits to universities, long non-payment of pension benefits.
“We ask the federal government to urgently implement the Memorandum of Understanding so as not to close the university for another year.”