NASU, Others Stick Gun on Strike as JAC Continues Negotiation
The National body of the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU and other associated institutions in Nigeria have resolved to continue their strike while the umbrella body of the association identified as Joint Action Committee, JAC have been told to continue negotiation with government negotiation team.
The union leaders made the resolution at the end of a delegate conference of NASU and other striking union body held at the University of Ibadan.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria the National Vice president, NASU, Mr Buhari Suleiman said the union resolved that the three trade group of Nigerian universities have been mandated to maintain cordial relationship with Joint Action Committee and to continue discussion with the Federal government negotiation team.
Mr Suleiman said there is the need for government negotiation team to meet with them so as to put an end to the lingering strike.
In an interview, the Chairman, NASU, University of Ibadan chapter, Mr Etim Malachi, said the National leadership of the Association frowned at the Federal government abysmal approval of private universities in the country adding that it had led to decline in the standard of education.
Mr Etim said the crisis between NASU and Federal government was due to failure of government to renegotiate 2009 memorandum of understanding.
The NASU Chairman, University of Ibadan branch also identified usurpation of some positions in the universities by members of academic staff, failure to pay minimum wage arrears and failure of government to provide adequate funding to reposition the Nigerian universities as some of the factors behind the lingering strike.