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Sack NUC Chairman, SSANU Tells Buhari

Posted: Jun 26, 2015 at 7:44 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu


The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has reiterated its call for the sack of Chairman of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Julius Okojie for attempting to remove university staff primary school from the payroll of universities.

Briefing newsmen after a protest march by the union at University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Thursday, the Zonal Vice President, Mr. Leku Ador, warned that academic activities may be disrupted in universities nationwide if  the union and Federal Government fails to resolve their misunderstanding over payment of University staff primary schools.

Ador  declared that SSAN would embark on an indefinite nationwide strike in event of any attempt by government to remove university staff primary school from the payroll of universities.

He insisted that such an action would definitely throw the hitherto peaceful university system in Nigeria to another round of avoidable labour crisis.

“We call on well meaning Nigerians to prevail on the populist Government of Change to ignore the antics of those who want to negatively change the status of university staff schools.

“SSANU wishes to reiterate its earlier call for the removal of Prof Julius Okojie, NUC chairman, thorough investigations of Mr Ebenzer of Federal Ministry of Education and Chief R.O Egbule of National Salaries and Wages Commission for their roles in this matter,” Ador said.

According to him,  evidence abound that Ministry of Defense  still funds the capital and recurrent cost of  over hundred army children schools, command schools, Air force and Navy primary schools, while ministry of police affairs funds police children and secondary schools from the treasury.

“One therefore wonders the basis of focusing attention on only twenty four university staff primary schools in the country.”

National executives of SSANU during  its meeting on June 6, described attempt to remove university staff primary schools from  university  payroll as repugnant , in bad taste and offensive to the establishment of universities.