NASU, SSANU begin 3-day protest

Non-teaching Staff Unions of Nigerian Universities have begun a 3-day nationwide protest to press home their demands for an equitable share of the N40 billion ‘Earn Allowance’ to university-based unions, among others.

The Non-Teaching Staff Unions of the Nigerian Universities include the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU).

The National President of NASU, Hassan Makolo, while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, said the unions were not happy about the sharing formula of the N40 billion Earn Allowance.

“There are issues on the ground and we have been taken for granted. We are looking at what we called earn allowance, which everybody in the system is entitled to.

“The federal government gave us N30 billion and we said that the N30 billion should be defined; that who and who are qualified for it.

“The federal government then said all the unions on campus are qualified to enjoy it; and we agreed. We said that all the unions must be called upon to see how the sharing formula should be done,” said Mr Makolo.

According to him, the government suddenly added…

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