Non-academic university staff vow to continue strike

Non-teaching staff members of federal universities in Nigeria have vowed that their ongoing strike will continue until their demands are acceded to by the government. The workers, operating under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee, have been on a nationwide strike which entered the 78th day last week Tuesday, reports Sahara Reporters.

Hope that the strike, which has led to the suspension of some essential services in federal government-owned universities across the country, would end is dim as the government has not initiated any form of negotiation with the workers over their demands.

Speaking with Sahara Reporters, the chairman of the University of Lagos branch of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kehinde Ajibade accused the federal government of insensitivity to the plight of the workers. He appealed to Minister of Education Adamu Adamu to ensure that government fulfils its part of the agreement reached in 2009 with workers, which led to the calling off of a similar strike in 2009.
Full report on the Sahara Reporters site