Exclusive :Striking Unions Write Inspector General of Police, DSS allege Harassment of Members

The striking workers in Nigerian Varsities have written to the Inspector General of Police and Director of State Security over what they termed Harassment by security officials allegedly sponsored to jeopardize the ongoing strike action by the Non-academic Workers.

This was contained in a letter jointly signed by the President of the Three Unions and obtained by EDUCATION HERALD.

The letter read in part “We write to officially Lodge a complaint about the current use of your men by some Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities who are on a legitimate National strike”.

The statement further read “It is absurd to note that your men have allowed themselves to be used to Harass Our Members in some Campuses”.

The workers urged the Inspector General and Director of DSS to find a solution to the allegations.

The statement was signed by Comrade Samson Ugwoke President of SSANU, comrade Engr Sani Sulaiman, President of NAAT, Comrade Chris Ani President of NASU.

The Unions also wrote a letter to Vice Chancellors of Universities warning that any further harassment of workers will be met with strict legal measures.
It will be recalled that the workers earlier went on strike over a dispute on 23billion Naira Earned Allowance released by the Federal Government to workers in Nigerian Universities. Media reports has it that 89% was alloted to ASUU while 11% was alloted to JAC members.

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