The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff Union of the Universities and Allied Institutions (NASU) have insisted on the February 5 ultimatum the body gave to the federal government.
SSANU and NASU in their demands include the fixing of inconsistencies in the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS), non-payment of arrears of minimum wage, poor funding of universities, the body’s 2009 agreement with government, among others.
Peter Adeyemi, NASU General Secretary, stated that the deadline remains active. He mdeclared this after the meeting between Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour, and the unions on Tuesday, February 2, in Abuja,
Adeyemi speaking after the meeting stated that the body would brief its members on the Abuja discussion and announce their next action.
“Nothing has been concluded. We don’t have the mandate to talk about suspending the strike. That’s not within our competence. The mandate of our members stands until they ask us to reverse it”, he said.
The Minister of Labour on his part told newsmen that the government responded to IPPIS issues, especially allowances cut off by the payment system.