The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), says it will hold crucial National Executive Council (NEC), meeting in Abuja on Feb. 2, to suspend its over one month old strike.
The Chairman of SSANU, University of Benin branch, Mr John Alilei, disclosed this in a telephone interview to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Monday.
Alilei said the planned suspension was prompted by the Federal Government’s decision to put the directive to sack some university staff workers on hold.
“Information reaching us is that the Federal Government has written letters to all vice-chancellors to stay action on the circular issued to sack primary school teachers in university staff schools.
“To this end, we are going to Abuja tomorrow to hold an emergency NEC meeting with a view to suspending the strike.
“The strike will be suspended on Tuesday and academic work will resume on Wednesday’’, he said.
NAN recalls that SSANU went on strike since Dec. 24, 2015 to protest against federal government’s decision to remove the names of the university staff school workers from its pay roll. (NAN)