Despite efforts by the Federal Government to quell another strike in Nigerian universities, two Non-Teaching Staff Unions have directed their members to down tool from midnight, Friday, February 5.
A circular to universities branches and signed by NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi and SSANU President, Mohammed Haruna, directed workers to stay away from work after a meeting with government on Tuesday, February 2 failed to address their demands.
SSANU and NASU have demanded their members are expunged from Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.
The unions have also called for payment of benefits to retired members as well as increased funding for state universities.
They have also asked for fairness in the sharing formula of N40 billion earn academic allowance approved for all four university-based unions.
The workers argued that government has approved 80% for Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and 20% for Non-Teaching Staff Unions of SSANU, NASU, and NAAT.
ASUU suspended a nine months long strike last December after government removed them from IPPIS and approved N40 billion earned allowance and N70 billion universities revitalisation fund.