The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Nigerian Universities have demanded N30 billion as payment of their earned allowances from the Federal Government.
The union, according to reports, lamented that the eighty per cent which was earlier released to the universities was for academic staff which it described as ‘discriminatory’.
While addressing pressmen on Thursday, the unions accused the FG of discriminating against them and giving prefeential treatment to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
“Unless the government meets our demands, the warning strike which ends on Friday may snowball into what we call mother of all strikes,” the union stated.
The threat of the unions is coming after the National Universities Commission (NUC) issued a circular to Vice Chancellors of all federal universities on the payment of salaries and arrears of the lecturers of university staff schools which has been a subject of industrial crisis between the government and the unions since 2016.
In its address, the Chairman of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of SSANU and NASU, Solomon Alfa, stated that the five-day warning strike embarked upon last Monday to press home their demands has been very successful.
“Consequently, the JAC of SSANU and NASU is demanding the sum of N30 billion from the FG for payment to the non-teaching staff in order to close the gap it created by the discriminatory allocations,” Alfa stated.