As Nigeria marked her 63rd independence anniversary, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has called on the Federal Government to release the four months withheld salaries of members of the union.
In a message to mark the anniversary, SSANU told the government to release the withheld salaries as well as the N50 billion Earned Allowances captured in the 2023 budget.
In a statement signed by the SSANU President, Mohammed Ibrahim, SSANU lamented that the government had “continuously failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the masses, which is the provision of effective and efficient leadership that is defined by good governance, quality education, security of lives and property, accountability and infrastructural development.”
The statement reads, “SSANU as a union wishes also to request that the Federal Government through the Minister of Education consider the immediate payment of the four(4) months withheld salaries of our members, the release of the #50 billion naira Earned Allowances captured in the 2023 budget, completion of the renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/SSANU Agreement and the reinstatement/reconstitution of Governing Councils of our universities.
“Finally, May I, on behalf of my family, NAC, NEC and the entire membership of our great union SSANU, wish all Nigerians a happy 63rd Independence anniversary.”