NASU, SSANU, NAAT tackle ASUU over N23bn released by FG to universities
The non-academic unions in Nigerian universities have been admitted to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the N23 trillion released by the Federal Government for the payment of vouchers.
Against this background, the three non-academic staff unions in the universities – the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) , have insisted that they would not be able to extend the N66 billion earned allowances, they are fully paid.
The General Secretary of NASU, ComradePeters Adeyemi, who spoke on behalf of NAAT and SSANU in Abuja on Thursday, accused the Federal Government of insincerity and adopting a divisive approach to recovering academic activities in the universities.
While demanding the payment of the N66 billion, Adeyemi said that the N66 billion outstanding is a big amount that can not be accommodated within a country.
He said: “The government should give it to the non-teaching staff to be less expensive to steal. When the government refuses to pay workers entitlements, it is very difficult to pay the national resources in the hands of looters. “
Adeyemi added: “What is outstanding about the non-teaching staff is over N60 trillion and we have communicated to the government. It is a debt which they have received that they are owing.
For us, that is not big money compared to what people are stealing in this country. When you do not pay people, you leave the money in the hands of thieves. “
NASU stated that in collusion with the officials in the Ministry of Education, ASUU grabs 89 percent, and left only 11 percent for the remaining non-teaching staff unions.
“This gathering makes it the third time the council is converging on the issue of emergence from the dispute over the disproportionate implementation of the N23 billion released by the Federal Government for the beneficiary stakeholders in the universities and inter-university centers.
NAAT, NASU and SSANU, “Comrade Godfrey Okeke, deputy president and chairman of the Universities Inter-University, is one of the largest non-teaching unions in the world. Center, said.
He added: “Joint Action Committee (JAC) in its release of 19th December, 2017, said the government had acknowledged the legitimacy of its progress and assured of corrective measures.