Nigerian Universities Workers Begin Strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have commenced a five-day industrial action.

The directive by the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU was issued to all branch chairmen of the unions across the country on Friday.

It explained that the action was as a result of the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government.

The workers accused the government of failing to show firm commitment towards resolving the issues raised by the unions, including the payment of earned allowances to members.

Will Strike provoke the Government to action?


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  • I don't think that strike will cause any change.  But the way FG has been handling allowance issues has not been encouraging. I think they should renegotiate for the sake of the students.  

    - Treasure Paul - 2019-08-19 16:20:54 Quote

  • I hope the government does because all these strikes affects students very much

    - Idege Isaac - 2019-08-19 16:23:18 Quote

  • I really hope they do something because it really hard seeing people working hard without getting paid

    - Henry Bode - 2019-08-19 16:28:55 Quote

  • Strike is the last we expected to hear or see in buhari's administration.

    its very unfortunate that this coming barely few months after his re election

    - Suleiman Mohammed - 2019-08-19 16:30:22 Quote

  • In nigeria strike is the only thing they respond to in this aspect.

    - Moses Osgood - 2019-08-19 16:31:21 Quote

  • We pray that the government will do sometimes possible, but strike in Nigeria education system is now an annual event now. May God help ua

    - Egya Idris - 2019-08-19 16:33:24 Quote

  • It might provok the government to action but will take little time which might also affect the student.

    - Hannah Wisdom - 2019-08-19 16:36:34 Quote

  • The federal government should please find a lasting solution to this issue of strike in academic institutions,this strikes are reducing the educational standard in the country

    - Ayomide Ajiteru - 2019-08-19 16:40:21 Quote

  • Strike is not a sure means of provoking government into action,moreover it has bad effect on students

    - Egu John - 2019-08-19 16:45:56 Quote

  • I think the students should take advantage of the current development to acquire skills, that will keep them busy until the issue is resolved.

    - Iniobong Akpan - 2019-08-19 16:54:14 Quote

  • Strike won't provoke the government action. Strike has been.happening for a very long time ams hasn't stop. For strike to stop permanently, the government has to stop making false promises

    - Chukwuebuka Eze - 2019-08-19 16:59:53 Quote

  • Strike is the only way they can use to remind or fight the government. But the fact is that the student suffers it

    - Emmanuel Afemikhe - 2019-08-19 17:21:16 Quote

  • In the past we have series of strike, but the truth is STRIKE DOES NO LONGER MOVE GOVERNMENT ANYMORE...

    - Divine Ejim - 2019-08-19 17:27:34 Quote

  • It's so sad how our Federal Government are not doing anything to better the educational sector, these strike actions will resolve nothing but only worsen the conditions of the students

    - Nwala Raphael - 2019-08-19 17:35:03 Quote

  • Our government don't take important aspect of our future serious and it's very bad. If they accepted the terms previously that means what the University bodies are fighting for is righteous .As such the government should please do the needful and solve this problem soonest. If it is strike that's the only tool they have any other strategy will simply not be welcome by the government .

    - Chukwuemeka Ekelaka - 2019-08-19 18:07:24 Quote

  • A strike alone might not be the solution. Peaceful protests should be made by the members of these associations across the country, if possible, students inclusive. Or else, they won't get paid and students would have to wait longer. 

    - Demilade Daniel - 2019-08-19 18:12:12 Quote

  • Indeed strike does not move this present government, it frustration learning in any country that put strike as their only option to get what they needs. Yet it is the only language the government listing to.

    - Sule Abdul - 2019-08-19 19:54:14 Quote

  • The truth is strike does no longer sound like a threat to the government. Another strategy should be developed since the government is no longer moved by strike. Even FG and these unions reach agreement, there is every possibility that they will not comply

    - Oluchi Raychelle - 2019-08-19 21:16:36 Quote

  • This general strike is of enormous historical importance for the workers and the people of Nigeria in general. It is a further step in the revolutionary awakening of the Nigerian masses. The next few days will put to the test the leaders of the Nigerian labour movement though it is not a sure means to provoke the government because strike has been happening yet nothing is done about it, it's really hard working when your not been paid for it... so i really hope it will come to an end soon because everyone is also affected by it too  

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-19 21:50:05 Quote

  • Please it should happen. We have spent a long time at home in my university 

    - Michael Ekhafe - 2019-08-20 09:20:50 Quote

  • The government of today has never been provoked by strike. God please help us students because last last student  suffer it most

    - Asongo Divine-grace - 2019-08-20 11:30:53 Quote

  • Strike can not totally solve the problem, but will call  the government attention, most times student are the one to suffere it. the strike, delay exam a cause them to be less serious and focus with studies

    - hilda takim - 2019-08-20 11:34:23 Quote

  • I pray we do not shouldn't be a must we strike before the government pays attention to it

    - Ojo Marvellous - 2019-08-20 12:08:42 Quote

  • This is very bad, government should do something. I really hope they do something because it really hard seeing people working hard without getting paid

    - Adekola adebayo - 2019-08-20 12:48:55 Quote

  • it should happen. We have spent a long time at home in our university  Then

    - okoye sylvester - 2019-08-20 13:11:13 Quote

  • The government as used to making promises and agreement but not keep their end of the bargain...this is very unfair, they are gambling with our education

    - Abraham Adams - 2019-08-20 13:15:27 Quote

  • It's not a news any longer. It's just like telling an average Nigerian that NEPA autorities will be switchng off the power supply for the nation when we do not enjoy the power supply we pay for on monthly basis. THe system is down courtesy of bad government.

    - Michael Eboh - 2019-08-20 13:53:14 Quote

  • Yes it will because during the strike workers won't go to work and it will result to something serious so I know the government will listen to them


    - Justine Nuel - 2019-08-20 14:10:42 Quote

  • The governments should try and solve this problem at once to avoid problem from the workers

    - Anthony Ezeimo - 2019-08-20 14:11:32 Quote

  • In other hands it matter causes gov ernment because, government generate revenue through school and if they are not formationable how can that come from

    - Terkuma Agbidye - 2019-08-20 14:39:46 Quote

  • This is getting to much and something must be done quickly 

    - Ojo Ridwan - 2019-08-20 16:57:49 Quote

  • It won't let the federal government to answer them. They are not like Assu. Assu still have higher capability of going into a longer strike and it will make the government to answer them quickly. The Nigerian universities workers can't do anything, it will be better for them to call off the strike.

    - Samuel Okeleye - 2019-08-20 19:24:03 Quote

  • Yes!! Normally, when you tried all ways round and government didn't answer you, the only way to stimulate its response is through strike action. Let the government meet up their demands so as to allowing us to acquire quality education.

    - Sanusi Abubakar - 2019-08-21 15:36:58 Quote

  • Nigeria Government has never been bothered with strike. It's better the workers go on dialogue instead of strike.

    - LAWAL SAHEED ADEKUNLE - 2019-08-21 15:55:12 Quote

  • Our country lacks leadership in many ways... Knowing what the citizens need and still refuse to do them, is that person a leader, owing allowance how do you expect the country to evacuate corruption 

    - Chukwuma Justin - 2019-08-21 16:55:58 Quote

  • This strike have really been affecting... Universities.... Government should prevent this stike by paying all staffs in the institutions

    - Ikenga Dominic Chukwuemeka - 2019-08-22 13:42:43 Quote

  • It will not provoke the government to act. There has always been strikes and the government has cared less because it does not affect them directly.

    - Awajima Ubulom - 2019-08-22 16:33:34 Quote

  • I don't think that strike will change anything, all this years that there was strike it didn't change anything instead is delaying the students 

    - Adeoti Funmilayo - 2019-08-22 22:49:46 Quote

  • The issue of strike in Nigeria has become rail manner mostly in education sector and our government is yet to find any solution. My advise to  workers is not to compromised on their right 

    - ADEREMI OLAMILEKAN OGUNLEYE - 2019-08-23 05:59:05 Quote

  • I hope the Government get to do something about this because ain't fair for a man labouring and not getting paid

    - Henry Yusuf - 2019-08-24 07:13:13 Quote

  • It is suppose to, unless the government does not want to feel. The demand been made by the workers is it irrelevant? Look at the  money they want to waste to by cars for senators, if that money is used for these workers will they go on strike?

    Which senator does not have more than 5 cars

    - Umukoro Emmanuel - 2019-08-24 08:59:28 Quote

  • I hope they call off the strike because it's affecting the students, especially those that are trying to get in now. 

    - Wisdom Promise - 2019-08-24 18:00:14 Quote

  • Let's speak the truth for a man to be working without salary is unfortunately enough that the government has not even thought of any consideration

    - Isaiah Peter - 2019-08-25 20:32:23 Quote

  • The government should do something about this strick of a thing is not good they should try and pay the lectures because without them no school if they enback on this strick we don't know how many months it will take them please they should help the student

    - Miracle Boniface - 2019-08-26 07:06:37 Quote

  • Government should do something to put to rest all these incessant strike by academic and non academic staff because the students are usually at the receiving end.

    - Solomon Mgbeahuruike - 2019-08-26 23:35:43 Quote

  • I believe in strike that it actually works because strike is a union of workers putting a stop to their regular activities in order to demand for what rightly belongs to them or what they have been deprived of and the government will surely have to look into it so everything goes on well

    - Matthew Ajewole - 2019-08-28 13:23:49 Quote

  • Until Nigeria has a government that has the common man in power this strike issue will continue.

    The government doesn't really care because none of their children school here.

    - George Belema - 2019-08-28 15:32:45 Quote

  • Over time, the norms of this country is that the government won't attend to some agencies if they have not seen a strike action. But this is wrong. 

    Integrity makes you promise a thing and do it at the specified time it was promised. But we lack integrity among the government leaders which is why if they don't see a strike or  solidarity walk, they won't be prompted to action. 

    - Tosin Ojumu - 2019-08-29 07:30:22 Quote

  • The union has been going for strike countless times and the government has not done much to reduce this issues. I don't think strike action scares the government, the student And the workers in those school are left to suffer.

    - Idi Grace - 2019-08-29 12:18:26 Quote

  • This is one strike in universites that have majo effect on students because of this strike we didn't have light nor water in our hostels for 5 days and we were made to go far pkaces to get water just to take out bath.The government should try and see to their demands because students wouldn't want this strike to occur again. 

    - Joseph Chukwuneke - 2019-08-29 16:35:23 Quote

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