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The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non- Academic Staff Union (NASU) held its first congress since the suspension of their protracted strike in February. This congress was unique-held outside the usual university Auditorium as students were using the Hall for examination.


Addressing the Joint congress the FUOYE chapter Chairman of SSANU, Mutiu Ademola informed union members of development sequel to the suspension of the strike. He said though the management has fulfilled most of the agreements reached, he requested that the issues of Promotion and pay slips were still unattended to.
The Union Leader hinted that they had written several letters to the management without response, but said the management upon getting the hint for the congress had communicated them urging them to exercise a little patience as everything was being done to finalise the process for the promotion exercise.

He decried the long silence of the management threatening to take adverse action incase of further delay.

Also speaking, the chairman of NASU Dada Adebayo corroborated the position of the first alledging that the Headquarter of the Non- Academic Staff did not help matters during their period of struggle, an attitude he pledged to challenge when he attends the National congress to hold in Minna, Niger State very soon.

He informed the congress the Excos receipt of quarry from the management an information the congress discarded asked the Chairman to face it alone.

Members of the congress as against previous gatherings demonstrate disenchantment with the way things were done in the two Unions. The open show of discomfort ended the congress in a statement an indication that the centre can hardly hold.

Apart from the fact that the congress was held outside its usual venue, the turnout was poor, the lowest since the marriage of convinces between the two Unions.

While the union leaders were giving their remarks, a correspondence came from the management through the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor R.A. Ajayi instructing the Union to henceforth seek management’s permission before using of its facilities, a decision the union leaders did not find convenient.

As a fallout of the show of disenchantment, the state Chairman of the Non- Academic Union, applauded to the congress to cooperate with their officials to enhance their welfare.



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