Members of the Senior Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) in Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, according to Daily Post, staged a protest yesterday against the Federal Government over the non-payment of earned allowances to them.
Daily Post reports that the members of the association complained over discrimination against workers of staff schools of various federal universities, pressing the point that the workers should be treated as any other set of staff working for the FG.
The members marched through the streets of the university campus in the Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
This came after the beginning of a three-day industrial action directed by SSANU’s parent leadership in Abuja following a National Executive Council meeting that took the decision last week for the protest to take effect this week.
MAUTECH branch chairman of SSANU, Muhammed Haruna Ibrahim, who led the protest match, said the FG which in August last year said approval had been given for the release of N8 billion as payment of earned allowances for non-teaching staff in the universities, is yet to pay the allowances, hence the protest, especially after the NEC of the union resolved during the meeting of last week that branches organize the three-day national protest across the country between December 17 and 19, 2018.
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