Varsity Workers’ Protest Over Outstanding Pay Rocks Campuses

Non-academic workers of public universities in the country yesterday embarked on a one-day warning protest over the non-payment of their four-month salary  arrears.

The peaceful protest on campuses of the universities and the Nigeria-French Language Village in Badagry, Lagos State, was coordinated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

They said their National Executive Committee(NEC) members would meet tomorrow to plan a national protest in Abuja if the Federal Government did not meet their demands.


The Abuja protest, according to them, will serve as a signal to an indefinite strike that will lead to a shutdown of administrative functions at the public universities. 

The protest was held simultaneously at the University of Lagos, University of Abuja,  University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State and the two campuses of  University of Nigeria in Nsukka and Enugu.

Some   placards displayed placards  by the workers read:   “Pay us our withheld months’ salaries, “Non-teaching staff are important stakeholders of universities,’’ “We are crying, our children are dying pay us our salaries’’ and  “Where is our earned allowance.’’



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