Monday, July 15, 2019

Activities in University of Ibadan halted as SSANU, NASU demand N30bn allowance

Academic and social activities at the University of Ibadan ( UI) came to a halt this morning as the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union, (NASU) University of Ibadan chapter , commenced a three-day protests to demand N30 billion earn allowance .

They are also protesting against Federal Government’s alleged refusal to obey court judgment on staff school salaries.

Security architecture in university community was placed on alert with the movement of security patrol teams around the community.

The peaceful protest which drew scores of affected workers to the main gate of the institution, also affected smooth vehicular movements in and out of the school premises.

The protesting workers were armed with placards with inscriptions like: “we demand N30 billion to pay part of our earned allowance now”; FG stop provoking inter union crises in Nigerian universities”; FG, please obey court judgment on staff school,” among others.

The Chairman, UI, SSANU, Wale Akinremi, flanked by other union leaders, said any nation that treats teachers the way “we treat ours in Nigeria will never be destined for greatness.”

Akinremi said the 3-day protests would be followed by a branch protest and the ‘mother of all protests’ at the national level which would shake the corridors of power to its foundation.