Buhari Sacks 2,000 University Workers

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, yesterday directed all its members to embark on indefinite strike over the planned retrenchment of over 2,000 staff of University Unity Schools.

The association said that the indefinite strike would commence on December 24, 2015 even as it described the planned retrenchment as an attempt to desecrate the sanctity of an agreement entered with the federal government.

Addressing journalists at its national secretariat, Abuja, the National President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke explained that following the December deadline for the removal of personnel/teachers of University staff schools from the pay-roll of government, at least 2,000 workers from over thirty Universities would be thrown into the unemployment market.

Ugwuoke lamented that such action by the government would bring untold hardship to members of the association

He revealed that the association had written to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu urging him to order the immediate withdrawal of all letters from the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, National Universities Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education directing Vice-Chancellors to remove personnel of the University Staff Primary Schools from the pay-roll.

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