Admin l Monday, January 07, 2018
LAGOS, Nigeria – President Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities(SSANU) Comrade Samson Ugwoke has withheld all concession earlier granted to universities on the ongoing national strike and directed senior staff in the nation’s universities to comply fully with the strike.
Full compliance, he said include withholding services by drivers attached to Vice- Chancellors and other principal officers, all units including VC’s office, Works and Services, Health Centre, Bursary, Registry, ICT, MIS, Audit and others are to be closed down and no members are to be found within the vicinity of their offices.
“We are not unaware of the antics of many Vice-Chancellors and Managements to create a semblance of normalcy by announcing resumption of students and other activities, while also seizing every medium to blackmail our branch leaders into ensuring that the strike action is broken.
“While Managements have rights to announce resumption of activities, our members also have a right to deny the system of their services till their rights are respected and honored”, he said, stressing, “You are therefore directed to ensure that there is full compliance in your branch.
“ Concessions earlier granted out of compassion and sympathy for the system should hereby be withdrawn. While the strike action was not targeted at any individual university management, the attitudes of many Vice- Chancellors have shown an unprecedented immaturity and irresponsibility that makes them complicit in the ongoing strike action.
“We have made the strike action too comfortable for these Vice- Chancellors and as such, you are hereby directed to ensure that all services at your disposal are withdrawn. Drivers attached to Vice- Chancellors and other principal officers should be withdrawn. All units including VC’s office, Works and Services, Health Centre, Bursary, Registry, ICT, MIS, Audit and others, should be closed down and non of our members are to be found within the vicinity of their offices. Apart from the strike monitoring teams set up by the Branch executives, no SSANU member should be found within the university premises”, he said.