By Usman Shuaibu
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and educational institutions as well as Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Tuesday commenced strike following the Federal Government refusal to attend to their demands during its previous strike.
The chairman of JAC of the University of Abuja, Comrade Israel Orokpo, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen at the permanent site of the University of Abuja, pointing out that the strike is total comprehensive and indefinite nationwide.
Orokpo said the three unions had deemed it necessary to go on the strike over the non-payment of earned allowances as well as non-implementation of CONTISS 14 and 15 for technologists by the Federal Government.
He said some of the reasons the Unions were embarking on the strike include; Inadequate infrastructural decay at the university, lack of good governance as well as shortfall in payment of salaries by the government of the day.
He added that the other reasons for the strike were the refusal of the Federal Government to provide adequate teaching as well learning facilities at the universities, failure of the government to stop the corruption in the University system as well as non-compliance by Nigerian government to fund the university staff schools despite the
National Industrial Court (NIC) judgment among other pressing demands by the JAC.
He said the unions would not call-off the strike until their issues are being looked into, by the government.