Just In: SSANU, NASU shut down activities in UNILAG over withheld salaries

Members of non-academic staff unions suspended activities at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday as they begin their seven-day warning strike.

The non-academic staff are members of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU).

the Joint Action Committee of SSANU and NASU had directed its members to embark on a warning strike over the non-payment of four months of withheld salaries.

President Bola Tinubu in October 2023 directed that the university workers that embarked on prolonged strike in 2022 should be paid four months.

Early Wednesday, the institution’s branch of SSANU and NASU in compliance with the directive of its national bodies, locked one of the main gates which affected the entry and exit of vehicles on the campuses.

This also affected vehicular movements into the school and also caused congestion along the UNILAG route.

Some lecture halls and offices were also locked hindering academic activities.

Some them held placards with inscriptions such as “Pay us our money!”, “JAC Demands the immediate payment of withheld salaries”.

Other placards had inscriptions: “FGN pay our four months’ salaries without delay!’’ and “Pay us our 4 months salaries!’’