Daily Trust (Abuja)

11 December 2012

Nigeria: Strike - SSANU Shuns Meeting With FG

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) yesterday refused to honour an invitation by Labour Minister Emeka Wogu on the ongoing nation- wide strike embarked by the union.

Two other non teaching varsity unions, Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) will today join the strike to protest the non-implementation of an agreement signed with government in 2009

A meeting between the unions and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim Friday did not yield any positive result, prompting the 7 days warning strike.

However, in a bid to salvage the situation, Wogu sent a letter to the University of Abuja Headquarters of SSANU, inviting the union to a meeting yesterday. But none of SSANU officials attended the meeting.

SSANU President Comrade Samson Ugwoke told reporters that the letter got to the union's headquarters but added that he was not on sit when it came. But he pointed out that he couldn't have attended the meeting because SSANU was the only union invited, leaving out the other two.

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