Striking non-academic unions of universities after a 9 hour meeting with federal government wants to deliberate and possibly agreed on government’s offer before September 20

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The Joint Action Committee (JAC), of three non-academic unions, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), on Thursday, after a closed-door meeting that lasted for about 9 hour, 13 minutes, with the Federal Government, agreed to consider the FG’s offer with the possibility to suspend their strike.

The unions agreed that the issues raised by the federal government will be taken to the National Executive Council meeting of the 3 unions for possible approval.

One major demand by the striking university staff is the non-payment of arrears of salaries and allowances.

Samson Ugwoke, the head of JAC, told newsmen after the meeting that the unions will return back to the federal government on September 20. He added that the government has promised to pay certain amount of money.

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“Within the said period, government has promised that certain amount will be paid and if the money is paid into the account of the university then it is ours,” he said.

“I hope the minister does well with his promises.”

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