The leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have directed their members across universities nationwide to withdraw services effective from today, Monday, the 18th of March in compliance with the seven-day warning strike declared last week.

According to a memo issued over the weekend, the unions maintained that the action had become necessary following the expiration of an ultimatum they issued to the Federal Government over the withheld salaries of their members.

The memo, which was issued by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) both SSANU and NASU, and signed by the National President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim, and the General Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi, urged the branch leaders to ensure total compliance to the directive.

They blamed the Nigerian government for allowing the matter to degenerate, querying the justification for the payment of the withheld salaries of the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the decision to leave out their members.


The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) are also bracing up to embark on a 3-day warning strike over the same issue.

The NAAT warning strike is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, the 20th of March