Buhari Sacks 2000 University Workers

The Senior Staff Association of
the Nigerian Universities has called for an indefinite strike on December 24,
2015 to protest a recent decision of the Federal Government to sack 2,000
university workers across the country by January, 2016.
The National President of SSANU,
Mr. Samson Ugwoke, said during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday that the
National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, and the National Universities
Commission had written letters of termination to 2,000 members of staff of the
Ugwoke said that the senior staff
union of the universities had already dispatched letters to the Ministry of
Education, the NUC and the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission to
withdraw the letters of termination issued to varsity workers of the University
of Ilorin, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Usman Dan Fodio University,
Sokoto and others.

He said that SSANU also urged the
Education Ministry and the other agencies to ensure immediate withdrawal of
similar letters to vice chancellors to terminate the appointment of personnel
of university staff primary schools.

He said the letter dated December
17, 2015 also copied President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Senate,
Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara,
the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and others.

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