University Strike: Education minister to meet aggrieved unions Tuesday

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday with the leaders of non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities over the crisis sparked by the sharing of earned allowances recently released to the universities by the Federal Government.

According to an official correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Adamu agreed to meet with the Joint Action Committee of the unions in Abuja, two weeks after the unions communicated him on their grievances over the sharing of the allowances with their academic colleagues.

The aggrieved unions are Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Non Academic Staff Union, NASU, and National Association Academic Technologists, NAAT.

They have been on strike since December 4, leading to inactivity and disruption of services at many universities.

The N23 billion Earned Allowances was released to the universities in fulfilment of one of the resolutions reached to address end the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

But the three non-teaching unions rejected the prescribed sharing ratio of 11:89 percent between them and ASUU respectively.

According to the correspondence dated December 15, Tuesday’s meeting will address the concerns raised by the aggrieved unions in their November 30 letter to the minister.


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  • Fada4Life

    The discrimination sharing ratio should be address

    • dave jacob

      … only if it was “Earned Allowance”, and not “Earned Academic Allowance” when ASUU and government signed the agreement.

      • Fada4Life

        I know that there was an earned allowance in other three unions agreement with the federal government, check the previous news ….. earned allowance means excess workloads

  • Rubben

    It was called “earned allowance” the sharing was 9:6:3, covering two years. Every asuu staff to get at least 1.2m, SSANU to get around 720k, and NASU and naat toget around 300k. That’s d plan. Now all of a sudden, the committee of Vcs, in conjunction with nuc and asuu came together to rob the non teaching staff their own money. All of a sudden, we heard lecturers will be getting around 2m for d same two years, while a SSANU staff who is expecting 720k, now seeing just 8k for two years of earned work . Tell me is that right? This is how they divert monies belonging to d non teaching staff. The evil coalition, led by nuc now came with a circular calling it “earned academic allowance” meaning even d 8k each is just dashing us money. What kind of fuckery is that. A lot of allowances belonging to jacs have been hijacked by these asuu, nuc
    and vcs, yet they will threaten us with sack if we go-to protest. Why the injustice. Me I must see my 720k. No cheating. What you can’t try with asuu, don’t try it with SSANU or NASU or NAAT. we carry out the work, we work hard d most, yet we don’t get our monies. About over A 100, 000 worth of allowance for each SSANU staff in unilag had been eaten up by VCs and asuu. It never reach to us at all.