The Federal Government says it will continue to engage non-academic staff unions over their resolution to commence on a seven day warning strike effective from Monday

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris stated this on Wednesday while fielding questions from Newsmen after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja

The Minister, alongside some of his colleagues had briefed Newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting but nothing was mentioned about the proposed strike

The Minister admitted that the issue was not discussed at the meeting but added that government was addressing the issue.

Asked why SSANU and NASU and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, were excluded in the directive by President Bola Tinubu for the payment of withheld salaries of university workers who embarked on a prolonged strike in 2022, he said government would continue to engage with the unions in order to resolve the problem

Recall that the Joint Action Committee of SSANU and NASU had in its resolution said it would commence a seven day warning strike on Monday, the 18th of March and if after the strike nothing was done, they would embark on an indefinite strike that will cripple activities in public universities.