Obafemi Awolowo University embarks on another strike

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has embarked on another strike action, this was declared by Joint Action Committee of Non Academic Students Union, NASU, Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), with vital services shut down and main gate locked in effect.

The strike action commenced on Monday, following opposition of the aggrieved staff unions to sharing ratio of the money for earned allowances released by the federal government. The disputed proposal for OAU is 89 per cent to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, while the three non-teaching unions take the remaining 11 per cent.

According to reports, the university staff school and the medical centre have been shut down. Similarly, water and electricity supplies, both responsibilities of NASU members, have been cut, leaving students in halls of residence and staff in unpleasant situations.

The OAU branches of NASU, NAAT and SSANU resolved to join their national bodies on the strike action during their joint congress held at the school’s sports centre on Monday.

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