Strike: SSANIP Gives FG A Month Ultimatum

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic(SSANIP) issued a one-month ultimatum to the Federal Government over the non-implementation of their demands.

The association disclosed this yesterday, April 1st, 2022 through a letter sent to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu which was signed by the National Secretary, Hussain Gwandu.

This decision was preceded by a meeting of the General Executive Council of SSANIP that was held on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 at the Federal Polytechnic Nassarawa.

The Letter recalled that the Union embarked on a strike on January 21, 2021, to express its grievances on the Government’s refusal to pay the needed attention to the Education Sector (especially the Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology).

It also stated that despite several meetings initiated by the Minister of Labour, with representatives of the Office of the Head of Service Ministry of Education, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and National income and Wages Commission in attendance, none of the promises have been implemented.

The letter also listed the agreement made by the Government that was not kept, they include:

  • The non-release of the scheme of service.
  • Non-release of the approved #15billion revitalization fund
  • Inadequate funding of the polytechnic sector
  • Non-release of arrears of the 2019 minimum wage
  • Non-release of CONTEDISS 15 arrears and other sundry issues.

The Letter finally calls on the government to attend to the issues raised within one month of the notice, from, April 1st, 2022 or the union will be left with no choice but to resume the earlier suspended strike.

Sources: Vanguard and The Sun