Non-teaching staff of the Nigerian Universities accuse FG of discrimination


Non-teaching staff of the Nigerian Universities have accused the Federal government of discriminating against them and giving preferential treatment to the Academic staff, warning that unless the government meets their demands, the warning strike which ends today may snowballed into what they called mother of all strike.

They are insisting that the government release the sum of N30 billion to them for payment of their earned allowances, saying giving 80 percent of the money earlier released to the universities to the Academic staff was rather too discriminatory.

The threat of the unions is however coming just as the National Universities Commission issued a circular to Vice Chancellors of all federal Universities on the payment of salaries and arrears of the teachers of University Staff Schools which has been a subject of industrial crisis between the government the unions since 2016.

Addressing a news conference yesterday the Joint Action Committee of led by the National Vice President/zonal chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Comrade Solomon Alfa said that the 5-day warning strike embarked upon last Monday to press home their demands has been very successful.